Dates:        Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July

Time:          2pm - 4.30pm (BST) / 9am - 11.30am (EST)

Location:    Zoom

This two-day online event will feature discussion of a broad mix of physical, digitised and born digital resources relating to the Olympics and Paralympics, as well as how these collections have been used by researchers.

Participants will be able to ask questions and discuss issues pertaining to these resources and their use. The event is designed for anyone interested in the history and heritage of the Olympics and Paralympics, especially researchers and those working in the GLAM sector.


Programme: Day One, Tuesday 6 July



2.00pm Welcome - Ian Cooke (British Library)


2.15pm Research Panel - Luke Harris (University of Birmingham), Ian Brittain (Coventry University), Niki Koutrou (Bournemouth University) & Geoff Kohe (University of Kent)

Chair: Dr Heather Dichter (De Montfort University)


3.15 - 3.30pm Break


3.30pm GLAM Sector Panel - Dr Andrew Rackley (British Library), Caio Mello (British Library & School of Advanced Study/CLEOPATRA), TBC

Chair: Dr Raf Nicholson (Bournemouth University)


4.30pm Close


Programme: Day Two, Wednesday 7 July:

2.00pm Welcome - Ian Cooke (British Library)


2.15pm GLAM Sector Panel - Katharine Short (De Montfort University Special Collections), Dr Elaine Penn (University of Westminster Archives), Vicky Hope-Walker (Paralympic Heritage)

Chair: Ian Cooke


3.15 - 3.30pm Break


3.30pm Keynote and Q&A - Professor Martin Polley (De Montfort University) speaking with extended Q&A discussion

Chair: Dr Raf Nicholson (Bournemouth University)


4.30pm Close


Registration is free and open to all. You can register by clicking here, and more information is available on the BL website here: