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Dr Nina Lewis is research fellow for the Imagined Archives of Out of Home Care project, based in the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics (COSI).

The Imagined Archives project is engaging in co-production of research with people who have direct experience living in out of home care. Using participatory and practice led research techniques; the project considers intersections between creative practice and living archives, as a way of understanding context and requirements for holistic recordkeeping practices and systems. It has a focus on the documentation of childhood, specifically as this occurs in contexts of out of home care; on implications through youth and adulthood of being 'captured' in formal recordkeeping systems during childhood and adolescence; and on better facilitating agency and voice of young people in the design and implementation of such systems.

Broader research interests cohere around pluralised temporalities of the archive (conceptualised as the aforeafter), and art practice as a site for producing culturally relevant information science.

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 1999 2019

Decolonizing recordkeeping and archival praxis in childhood out-of-home Care and indigenous archival collections

McKemmish, S., Bone, J., Evans, J., Golding, F., Lewis, A., Rolan, G., Thorpe, K. & Wilson, J., 21 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Archival Science. 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Weapons of affect: the imperative for transdisciplinary information systems design

Rolan, G., Evans, J. E., Bone, J., Lewis, A., Golding, F., Wilson, J., McKemmish, S. M., Mendes, P. & Reeves, K., 2018, Proceedings of the 81st Annual Meeting - Building & Sustaining An Ethical Future With Emerging Technology: 10-14 November 2018. S. Middleton, L. (ed.). 1 ed. Silver Spring Maryland USA: Association for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 55. p. 420-423 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Art as Archive / Archive as Art

Dziekan, V. & Lewis, A., 2017

Research output: Non-textual formCurationResearch

Imagined archives of out of home care

Lewis, A. Y., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOtherpeer-review

More than people realise - reorienting recordkeeping practice in out of home care

Lewis, A. Y., 2017. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review


Mander Jones Award

Nina Lewis (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2012

  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Provenance: The journal of Public Record Office Victoria (Journal)

Nina Lewis (Editorial board member)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Australian Society of Archivists National Conference 2010

Nina Lewis (Member of programme committee)
2010 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference