Welcome to the archivefutures research network, an international network of scholars and archivists engaged in speculative and theoretically informed  considerations of  archived manuscripts and personal papers.  This research network is coordinated by Maryanne Dever (University of Technology Sydney) and Linda Morra (Bishop’s University, Canada). This site provides information about network activities and also serves to provide a noticeboard for events, developments […]

Archiving Activism and Activist Archiving

Special issue of Archival Science (Volume 15, Issue 4, December 2015) edited by Andrew Flinn and Ben Alexander. From the introduction: “This special issue of Archival Science ‘Archiving Activism and Activist Archiving’ examines the intersections between contemporary archival practice and activism in different national, political, socio-economic, technological, archival settings, and inspired by a variety of […]

Archive events for 2016: IHR Winter Conference & Gerald Aylmer seminar

Historians, Archivists and the Archive Historians and archivists share an interest in records and evidence but think about archives in fundamentally different ways. In recent years they have begun separately to develop conceptual ideas of the archive as a constructed reality and to explore notions of the archive as a site of political power and […]

Literary papers within Business Archives

Originally posted on Literary & Artistic Archives:
The work of the Diasporic Literary Archives Network, GLAM, the British Location Register and others has established the importance of the archives of publishers and literary agencies in literary research and scholarship. The archives of financial institutions, however, should also be remembered. A recent article by Emma Jacobs…

Pop-up Workshop Sydney: Death and Life

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015 2.30 – 5.00 PM A POP-UP WORKSHOP UTS BUILDING 10 (JONES STREET) Level 9, Room 113   

Hacking the Archives

For anyone in London: as part of the 2015 Bloomsbury Festival data ‘hacked’ from the Mass Observation Archive will be projected onto Senate House. It is presented by the School of Advanced Study. From the Festival event listing: “Senate House is famous the former home of the WWII Ministry of Information, and as inspiration for George […]

New software helps researchers organize digital photographs

From a new items posted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University: Development is underway for new open source software called Tropy that will ultimately let researchers import photographs, adjust them to ensure they are of adequate quality for their purposes, and attach metadata to those images, using […]

New DX Lab Fellowship, State Library of NSW

The DX Lab within the State Library of New South Wales (Sydney) is offering its first dedicated digital fellowship. The fellowship has been specifically set up to support the creative and innovative use of the Library’s collection data.   The fellowship promotes innovation, partnerships, experimentation and the creative use of the Library’s data via new interfaces and experiences.  This is […]


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