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: 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 […]

New publications on Paper

Two 2014 titles of interest from Duke University Press: Kristen Weld’s Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala. “In Paper Cadavers, an inside account of the astonishing discovery and rescue of Guatemala’s secret police archives, Kirsten Weld probes the politics of memory, the wages of the Cold War, and the stakes of historical knowledge production. […]

On the subject of archives

A special issue of E-Misferica (Volume 9  |  Issues 1 and 2  | Summer 2012) “On the subject of archives“. Edited by Marianne Hirsch and Diana Taylor. Already out for a while but still worth a read. Highlights include: Dossier: Archival Acts — a section on archival activism.   

Perversions of Paper — Update

      The original call for papers for this event generated such interest that there are now two linked events taking place under the banner of Perversions of Paper.   The first is an invitational workshop on Friday 20 June 2014 and approaches the themes specifically from the perspective of contemporary arts and creative practice. […]

Pop-up Workshop: Sex + Gender + Archive

    Friday 9 May 2014   13:00 – 17:00 Venue:  University of Tampere, Linna Building, Kalevantie 5, room 6031 How do new debates concerning sex and gender reframe what we do in and with archives? Are our understandings of evidence shifting? What does it mean to take archives and archiving as the subjects of our […]

CFP: LETTERS — MAKING AND MEANINGS

Friday 27 June 2014 Venue: Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London  

CFP: Forbidden Access: Censoring Books and Archives

6-7 November 2014, Senate House, University of London A collaboration between the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Senate House Library.     ‘Forbidden Access’ is a multidisciplinary conference exploring how published works and archival materials and the ideas contained in them are affected, obscured or distorted by censorship. The […]

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