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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 […]

CFP Radical Recordkeeping

Radical, by the Oxford Dictionary definition is: 1. Especially of change or action relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; 2. Characterised by departure from tradition; innovative or progressive. The journal Archives and Manuscripts (Routledge/Taylor & Francis)  is inviting submissions of up to 5000 words for a themed issue on RADICAL RECORDKEEPING for publication in […]

CFP: Paper Trails Workshop

Workshop, 19-21* June 2017 University College London     Often there is more than research inside the books we read. Bookmarks, train tickets, receipts, and menus tucked into pages offer clues about the life of the book itself. Yet the lives of our research material often go unmarked, lost between the gaps in disciplinary boundaries […]

CFP: Summoning the Archive

A Symposium on the Periodical, Printed Matter, and Digital Archiving at the Institute for Public Knowledge New York University 11-13 May 2017 Organizer: Meghan Forbes, NYU and UT-Austin Keynote Speaker: Jenna Freedman, Barnard     The printing and distribution of the avant-garde magazine, illustrated weekly, and underground zine have developed in the twentieth century in […]

Caribbean Literary Archives

Caribbean Quarterly 62:3-4 (2016) is a special themed double issue on ‘Caribbean Literary Archives’. From Alison Donnell’s introduction: “This special issue on ‘Caribbean Literary Archives’ is part of a growing conversation around literary heritage and the future of the region’s literary past. The essays collected here demonstrate the significant potential of current research and professional […]

The future for archives on a global scale | The National Archives blog

Reposted from The National Archives (UK) “I am very excited to announce the arrival of ‘Archives Inspire the world‘, The National Archives’ invitation to collaborators from across the globe. We have a long and proud history of working with other international archives, bodies and institutions – together, we support and raise awareness of archives of […]

Deadline extended: From Dust to Dawn

The deadline for submission of papers for “From Dust to Dawn. Archival Studies After the Archival Turn” at Uppsala University  (15 – 17 November 2017) has been extended to 2 January 2017. Read the full call for papers here.

Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences

15 – 17 February 2017 Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai Via dei Servi 51 50122 Florence ITALY Keynote-Speakers: Lorraine Daston, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin Elizabeth Edwards, De Montfort University, Leicester Photographs are not only images, but also historically shaped three-dimensional objects. They hold a physical presence, bear traces of handling and use […]