Archivist, writer, editor and speaker Laura Millar is passionate about evidence, archives and memory. Her latest book, A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age, was published in July.
Described as an “urgent manifesto” and “an eye-opening treatise for the general public,” the book makes the case that authentic and accurate evidence is crucial in supporting and fostering a society that is respectful, democratic, and self-aware. Also an invaluable resource for archives students, the book explains the concept of evidence and discusses the ways in which records, archives, and data are not just useful tools for our daily existence but also essential sources of evidence both today and in the future.
Millar will be giving a talk for archives and Master’s students from 12 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 in BL 417, and a public talk the same day, from 5:00-6:30pm also in BL 417.
The Millar talks are part of a series of visits by prominent archivists to the Faculty of Information, all taking place in September. Details on the Jarrett Drake visit are here and on the Verne Harris visit here.