Author Archives: mdever

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 […]

Research in the Archival Multiverse: Download PDF

This amazing edited collection brought together by Anne Gilliland, Sue McKemmish and Andrew Lau from Monash University Publishing  is now available to be downloaded free as a PDF. Abstract: Over the past 15 years, the field of archival studies around the world has experienced unprecedented growth within the academy and within the profession, and archival […]

Feminist Approaches to Legal Archives: Symposium

A Symposium co-hosted by the Feminist Legal Research Group at UTS: Law, Australian Feminist Studies and the Australian Centre for Public History (UTS).

CFP: The City (as) Archive

A joint symposium of the Sheffield Centre for Research in Film (SCRIF) and Centre for Archival Practices (CAP).

Plath poems identified in carbon paper

An article in The Guardian reports on the work of Gail Crowther and Peter K Steinberg, who identified two previously unknown poems by Sylvia Plath. The poems were on carbon paper found in the back of an old notebook owned by Sylvia Plath. “Written at the start of Plath and Hughes’s relationship in autumn 1956, the two […]

Future Past: researching archives in the digital age

The IHR and British Records Association (BRA) invite you to attend this one day conference on Thursday 18 May 2017. This conference aims to promote the understanding and collaboration between archivists and researchers; explore challenges posed by digital access to collections, and improve methodologies (e.g. education/training for researchers in what information is available from online catalogues, […]