The President of The National Library of Wales will lead a panel discussion on 6 November 2020 to consider the significance and future of Welsh political archives. Among the panellists will be a host of familiar faces from Welsh politics, including Liz Saville-Roberts MP, Carwyn Jones MS, Professor Richard Wyn Jones and parliamentary correspondent Elliw Gwawr.
Led by the National Library's Welsh Political Archive, 'Politics of the Past, History of the Future' will be an opportunity to discuss archival legacy and the value of political documentation for those seeking to record and analyse history.
Meri Huws, President of The National Library of Wales, said:
“I’m very much looking forward to chairing the special discussion panel. Hearing the views of two leading politicians on the process of creating an archival legacy will be truly fascinating - have they felt that need and can someone do it objectively? We will also hear about the importance of primary sources whilst reporting on political events and within academic research when interpreting them historically.”
Pedr ap Llwyd, Chief Executive and Librarian at The National Library of Wales, said:
”The Welsh Political Archive is one of the cornerstones of the Library's collections and this event will be a new opportunity to explore the important contribution of this archive. In an age where people can access information everywhere, and live their lives via social media, the need to ensure that we collect documentary evidence of political life in Wales for future users is more important than ever.”
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‘Gwleidyddiaeth y Gorffennol, Hanes y Dyfodol’ or 'Politics of the Past, History of the Future' will be conducted through the medium of Welsh with simultaneous translation into English.
Tickets can be pre-booked for the virtual event: Gwleidyddiaeth y Gorffennol, Hanes y Dyfodol.
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