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).

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 […]

CFP: Digital Densities

Digital Densities: Examining relations between material cultures and digital data 31st October 2014, University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus Hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Incubator (DHRI) School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne. The ‘material turn’ in Humanities research has led to a concentration on densities – in artefacts, objects, histories – and a […]

UK National Archives Academic Open Day 15 October 2014

The National Archives will be holding an Academic Open Day on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. This event is designed to illuminate the research activities undertaken at the Archives, whilst encouraging networking and discussion with the wider academic community. As the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales, we are […]

The Digital Life of Salman Rushdie

Dan Rockmore in The New Yorker for 29 July 2014: “In 2006, the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), at Emory University, acquired the archive of Salman Rushdie. The collection included the usual papers and letters along with a trove of Rushdie’s digital materials, including his personal computers (one desktop and three laptops, as well […]

CFP: Fashion Research Now: Archives

Fashion Research Now: Archives CALL FOR PAPERS       The inaugural issue of Fashion Research Now reflects the aims of the Fashion Research Network: presenting critical, innovative and interdisciplinary research on fashion and dress. It will provide a space for early career researchers and PhD students to publish current and innovative research. Submissions are […]

CFP: Archives on Fire

Call for Papers RECONSTRUCTION: Studies in Contemporary Culture http://reconstruction.eserver.org/ Volume 16.1 (2016) ARCHIVES ON FIRE: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields Archives today are on fire–energized and endangered, mobile and mutable, ubiquitous and unique–as the library’s form and function in society undergo significant changes. Digital tools, open-access platforms, and social networks are transforming the fields […]

CFP: Failure in the Archives

The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) is pleased to announce Failure in the Archives, a conference celebrating the frustrations of archival research, to be held on 30 October 2014 and featuring a keynote address by Natalie Zemon Davis.   Failure in the Archives will provide a forum to examine everything that doesn’t belong […]

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