Conference PHCP|2018 -Moving Forward- Canada

The success of the previous Preserving Historical Collections of Parapsychology (PHCP) was followed by a 2nd PHCP in 2018. From Friday, May 11th to Sunday 13th May, 2018, the PHCP|2018 meeting was held in Winnipeg, Canada. The purpose of this meeting will be: ‘Moving forward in Preserving the Historical Collections of Parapsychology’. Simply preserving the historical collections of Parapsychology is namely not enough. Nowadays we face the question of what to collect, how do we reach a broader audience and how to digitalize and raise money. This meeting tried to find answers to a broader question: How will a historical collection of Parapsychology move forward in the future? This meeting practical discussion forum for librarians, archivists and other professionals who have responsibility for preservation of paranormal collections. 

 

PRELIMILARY MEETING OVERVIEW PHCP | 2018

 

Dates:  Friday to Monday, 11 to 14 May 2018

Place:  University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Host Institution:  University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Purpose:  Those of us working to preserve the historical collections of parapsychology, including original research archives, published library materials, rare artifacts, and large sets of scientific data, need new ways of thinking about and promoting ourselves and our collections. We need new means of service delivery to be able to move forward in a more deliberate and consistent manner than is currently possible.

Target Attendees:  20 to 30

Sponsors:

  • University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
  • Survival Research Institute of Canada

 

VIEW THE PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME PHCP HERE

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Registration:  Though there will NOT be a fee to participate in the meeting, we require advance registration to be able to organize appropriate seating for the meeting and group activities. If you haven’t registered yet, please contact:

 

Walter Walter Meyer zu Erpen, MAS
Volunteer Archives and Records Consultant
Phone:  1-250-885-9258
Email:   wmze@islandnet.com

                  or

Shelley Sweeney, PhD, Director
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Phone:  1-204-474-6350
Email:  Shelley.Sweeney@umanitoba.ca