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Next year’s RAG conference will take place at the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel Road,E1, on Tuesday 5 May 2015.The provisional title is ‘Archives of World Faiths within the UK’.

After the success of last year’s call for papers, we have decided to repeat the same format: to invite proposals for talks or presentations lasting 20 minutes for the afternoon session of the conference. We would like to widen participation in RAG and are particularly keen this year to attract submissions from those working with the archives of non-Christian and Christian faiths which do not have a long established history of record keeping within this country.

Proposals on the following topics would be particularly welcome:

* Experiences of religious organisations setting up new archives or developing existing services
* Relationships between record offices and depositors of religious archives
* Community projects with an historical or archival element
* Interaction between modern archival theory and faith-based record keeping traditions
* Archives of interfaith organisations or projects

We are usually able to pay reasonable travel expenses within the UK and speakers will get free access to the conference and lunch. Anyone working or researching in religious archives is welcome to participate and there is no need to be a member of RAG.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 300 words as well as your full name, position, contact details and details of your institution to Claire Childs, RAG Conference Organiser (clairelchilds@gmail.com<mailto:clairelchilds@gmail.com>) by Monday 29 December 2014.

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