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).

Historic Fairfax photo archive trapped in Arkansas

Historic Fairfax photos trapped in Arkansas. An interesting article recounting how Fairfax Media has lost control of its historical photo archive after the US-based company contracted to digitise the photos went into receivership leaving no clear indication as to where the photos are or if they can be retrieved. From the article: “‘I’ve seen this […]

Staging the Archive

A new book to note: Ernst Van Alphen‘s Staging the Archive: Art and Photography in the Age of New Media (Reaktion Books, 2014). From the publisher’s website: “Staging the Archive shows how artists read the concept of the archive against the grain, questioning not only what the archive is and can be but what materials, […]

Questioning Rights: Disruptive and emerging IPR management practices in the arts

Central St Martins, 21 April 2015 This builds on previous events with organisations including: Arts Council England; Archives +, Manchester; Library of Birmingham; University of Bristol Theatre Collections; and more recently, ARLIS Committee on Art and Design Archives; and a seminar at the Institute of Historical Research. The event will examine the challenges and opportunities […]

New National Library of Australia Fellowships

Applications for the 2016 National Library of Australia Fellowships are now open. Closing date 17 May 2015. These Fellowships are open to Australian and international researchers and established and emerging scholars.  The Fellowships support researchers to make intensive use of the Library’s rich and varied collections. Six funded Fellowships will be offered in 2016. Additional Honorary Fellowships […]

CFP: Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities

The National Archives (UK) have issued a call for papers for DCDC15, the third collaborative conference with Research Libraries UK. This year’s conference, ‘Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: Exploring new digital destinations for heritage and academia’ will explore the innovative ways in which heritage and academic organisations can engage with existing and emerging audiences through digital formats. The […]

Recent journal special issues on archival themes

Have you seen these recent journal special issues?   Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies  21.1 (2015) special issue on Digital archives and open archival practices. Focuses on digital archives and examines how the affordances of digital technologies are transforming archival practices, including archiving the creative process. Issue Editors: Sarah Atkinson and Sarah Whatley   Radical […]

CFP e-Remembrance or e-Oblivion?

International Conference on the Society’s Memory Functions in the Digital World Organized by the Doctoral Programme Memornet, University of Tampere, Finland Tampere 23-24 November, 2015   Invitation Memornet is a Finnish doctoral program and a research network for the society’s memory functions. It brings together both academia and memory institutions (libraries, archives and museums) to […]

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