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 Technology Sydney) and Linda Morra (Bishop’s University, Canada). This site provides information about network activities and also serves to provide a noticeboard for events, developments […]

Submissions sought: 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 of […]

Surfacing the Page

Big Ideas, The National Archives, Kew ‘SURFACING THE PAGE‘ Wednesday 22nd November 1.00-2.00pm: Maryanne Dever, Kate Sweetapple,  Jacquie Lorber Kasunic, University of Technology Sydney. This session contains three short integrated presentations that take up the theme of ‘surfacing the page’. We talk of ‘surfacing’ here in not a literal sense of the flat surfaces of a page, […]

CFP: Born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives

Archives and Manuscripts will publish a special issue on born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives in July 2019. The digital revolution has profoundly affected the ways we encounter archival documents. Yet, archivists and literary scholars rarely “sit at the same table,” and this lack of dialogue has an impact on issues of access, particularly […]

Out now! Archives and new modes of feminist research

Just out from Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) is Vol 32, Nos 91-92, a special double issue on ‘Archives and new modes of feminist research’. Edited by Maryanne Dever, the double issue opens by “asking what feminist archival research looks like in an era when the metaphor of the archive is invoked to cover […]

CFP: “After the Digital Revolution”

How can we improve the findability of born-digital records in literary and publishers’ archives? How can we use these collections to produce new knowledge? Workshop 2: “After the Digital Revolution”   This workshop in London (25-26 January 2018) is the second of two “After the Digital Revolution” events funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement […]

New book: Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

New from University of Chicago Press is Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures edited by Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin). From the publisher’s website: Science in the Archives is “the first study of the important role that these archives play in the natural and human sciences. Reaching across disciplines and […]

Reposting: Ten Resources to Contextualize Archives and Archival Labour

This article from Activehistory.ca (30 June 2017) brings together ten must read resources “to contextualize archival practice, archival labour, and the work archivists do”. “There are many colleagues both within Canadian archives and beyond who have been writing and speaking about the challenges of counteracting the ‘why isn’t it already digitized’ question, directly confronting the erasure of […]