Histories of Records and Archives


This course (INF2174H — Histories of Records and Archives) is an exploration of the evolution of records and record-keeping practices, primarily in the western world, from antiquity to the present day and the role played by archives in that evolution. Consideration will be given to the socio-cultural contexts in which records have been created, used, and preserved over the centuries, the role of records in the lives of organizations and individuals, the places of their creation and preservation, and record genres and media.

Pre-requisite: INF1330H or permission of instructor