Welcome

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 Newcastle, Australia) and Linda Morra (Bishop’s University, Canada).

CFP: Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7)

Following previously successful I-CHORA conferences in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010) and Austin (2012), the University of Amsterdam, Media and Information Program is pleased to announce the forthcoming seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives to be held in Amsterdam from 29-31 July 2015. The theme of the […]

Summer School: Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives

(We’ll forgive them for stealing our name!)   Archive Futures: Operations, Time Objects, Collectives Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies, 14 – 20 June 2015 Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) Location:              Germany Closing Date:      10 December 2014 Coordinators: Christoph Eggersglüß (Weimar), Mladen Gladic (Princeton)   The Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies – a collaboration between the Bauhaus-Universität […]

CFP: Radical Archives

Call for Papers for a  Special Issue of  Archive Journal on the theme of  Radical Archives Deadline: April 15, 2015 “Radical archives” and “radical archiving” are concepts that continue to gain currency among archivists, artists and cultural theorists alike, but to date, discussions of “radical archives” and “radical archiving” often appear to rest on an […]

Out now! Literary archives, materiality and the digital

The special issue of Archives and Manuscripts edited by Maryanne Dever and Linda Morra (an initiative of the Archive Futures network) is now out.     Vol 42, issue 3 (2014) on the theme of “Literary archives, materiality and the digital”.     TABLE OF CONTENTS Editorial: Literary Archives, Materiality and the Digital Maryanne Dever […]

New Publication: UNARRESTED ARCHIVES

A new publication from network co-convenor, Linda Morra: UNARRESTED ARCHIVES: CASE STUDIES IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY CANADIAN WOMEN’S AUTHORSHIP. University of Toronto Press, December 2014.     “Calling upon the archives of Canadian writers E. Pauline Johnson (1861–1913), Emily Carr (1871–1945), Sheila Watson (1909–1998), Jane Rule (1931–2007), and M. NourbeSe Philip (1947– ), Linda M. Morra explores the ways […]

CFP: 40th anniversary issue of Archivaria

Call for Papers for a 40th Anniversary Issue of Archivaria (Fall 2015) Archivaria Anniversary Issue: To Understand Ourselves In 1953, the Archives Section of the Canadian Historical Association was born. A decade later, Hugh Dempsey, the first editor of The Canadian Archivist, argued that “the Archives Section feels it would perform a useful service by […]

New publication: Uncertain Curature

Uncertain Curature: In and Out of the Archive is a new collection edited by Pippa Skotnes and  Carolyn Hamilton from the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town, SA. “Uncertain Curature explores the archive – the past, our material inheritance –  in the context of postcolonial world of South Africa. These engagements with the past […]

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