The Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI) is the leading Greek archival institution for the history of political and social movements, with a particular emphasis on the history of the Greek Left. Founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization and located in the center of Athens, ASKI holds the most comprehensive collection of archives relating to Greek social history and related public history projects and activities (publications, workshops and conferences, radio programs, historical walking tours) that enrich historical awareness and the collective memory of social, political and ethnic groups.
On the 9th and 10th of June 2015 the Labour Movements Archives and Library (ARBARK) organized an extremely interesting workshop on the history of informal sector and the methodological challenges and opportunities. The purpose of the meeting was to create a forum for in depth discussions on methods useful for researching working conditions on the informal sector of the labour market. The discussions did not only touch on the needs of research on these matters within humanities and social sciences, but also addressed the need of a change in approach among memory institutions.