Joan Soler

Archivist, Records Manager, Diplomatist


From April 24 to April 30, 2019

Biography —

Personal Blog

Director of the Historical Archive of Terrassa, professor of Diplomatics at the School of Archival and Records Management of UAB (Barcelona) and president of the Catalan Society of Archivists and Records Managers. Since 2004 carries on investigating new uses of Diplomatics, understood as the science that studies the authenticity of documentary records made in any historical period, also the present. He has worked with medieval, modern and contemporary documentation, being particularly prolific in the study of documentary authenticity of digital records. If a document is authentic is vital for it to be a real source of guarantee. Its management and protections are basic for a more transparent organizations, helpful promoting access to data and information of quality and to provide critical knowledge and tools for accountability.

Project —

Two are the main areas that I would like to work during my stay at Faber. Evaluation of the quality and genuineness of documentation used by the press to justify certain news and show its veracity. Secondly, to continue improving the methodology of diplomatic analysis as a tool to enrich the arguments for critical analysis of the information, being able to have the criteria to discern genuine news, misinformation and so-called fake news.