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).

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: CFP for DCDC15

The National Archives (UK) have issued a call for papers for 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 conference […]

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 […]

Future Feminist Archive

An initiative of  Contemporary Art and Feminism (CAF) Future Feminist Archive is a year-long project across the State of New South Wales, Australia, in which artists will engage with archives and collections of all kinds to create exhibitions, workshops, performances and publishing outcomes. The project will forge connections between diverse community histories and current ideas relating to feminism in response […]

The Materiality of Method: The Case of the Mass Observation Archive

    New article in Sociological Review Online by Liz Moor and Emma Uprichard: The Materiality of Method: The Case of the Mass Observation Archive Abstract: The Mass Observation Archive presents numerous methodological issues for social researchers. The data are idiosyncratic, difficult to analyze, and the sample design is nonsystematic. Such issues seriously challenge conventional […]

From Dust to Digital: Open access publication

Now available from Open Book Publishers: From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme, edited by Maja Kominko.   This volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, established to document and publish online formerly inaccessible and neglected archives from across the globe. The volume can be […]

CFP: Performing the Archive

“Performing the Archive” Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway 22–24 July 2015   “Performing the Archive” will gather together scholars, artists and archivists to confront exciting developments in archival research in the field of theatre and performance studies. With the advancement of digitisation technologies and the continuing expansion of innovative methodological and theoretical approaches, “Performing the […]

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