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).

Using BitCurator to investigate literary archives

An interesting post from BitCurator. Read how Jeremy Leighton John,  curator at the British Library, describes using the BitCurator environment to dig deeper into the born-digital archives of author Hanif Kureishi. The BitCurator Access project focuses on technologies that simplify access to raw and forensically-packaged disk images; allowing collecting institutions to provide access environments the reflect as […]

The Literary Diaspora and the Digital

From the Diasporic Literary Archives Project: The Diasporic Literary Archives Project will be holding its final meeting at Yale University on October 23rd and 24th, 2014. The workshop is titled “Diaspora and the Digital” and will review the challenges and the opportunities for born-digital literary archives and for digital humanities projects. It will investigate new forms […]

New publication: Spontaneous Particulars – The Telepathy of Archives

A new work by distinguished American poet Susan Howe will be published this month as a New Directions and Christine Burgin co-publication. Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives continues Howe’s engagement with the materiality of archived manuscripts. From the New Drections website: “Great America writers William Carlos Williams, Jonathan Edwards, Hannah Edwards Wetmore, Emily Dickinson, Noah Webster, […]

ARCHIVES 2.0: EMERGING RESEARCHER PANEL

Archives 2.0 – Saving the Past, Anticipating the Future is the title of an international conference that will take place at the National Media Museum (Bradford  – UK) on 25 and 26 of November 2014. Due the great amount of interesting proposals we’ve received, we have decided to organise a pre-conference event which will include three […]

Public lecture: Feminism’s Archive

Part of the ANU Gender Institute 2014 Public Lecture Series  Feminist Theory Now Presenter: Associate Professor Maryanne Dever Event date:  Wednesday, 24 September 2014 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm Venue: Seminar Room 1 (3.02), Sir Roland Wilson Building (Bld 120), Australian National University, Canberra Abstract: Where is feminism’s archive? The approaches to research that defined feminist […]

It takes 4500 pages to analyse and archive one second of Twitter

From an article on http://www.fastcodesign.com/ “How best to physically archive our digital lives seems an insurmountable task, and previous attempts to do so–like this plan to print out Wikipedia as a 1-million-page book–downright quixotic. But Philip Adrian‘s #oneSecond benefits from a far more limited scope: printing out every message sent on Twitter at a given […]

Call for submissions: Archives and Manuscripts

Archives and Manuscripts is the professional and scholarly journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, publishing articles, reviews, and information about the theory and practice of archives and recordkeeping in Australasia and around the world. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation […]

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