Category Archives: archive

Archiving the Unarchivable: Conference

Archiving the Unarchivable – Das Unarchivierbare archivieren Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24, 2018 Venue: documenta Halle, Dy-​Ry-Straße 1, 34117 Kassel Program With its extensive media collection, which serves as analog and digital documentation of the world’s most important art exhibition of contemporary art, the documenta archiv would like to use this conference to […]

New book: Archival Futures

New from Facet Publishing: Archival Futures edited by Caroline Brown “draws on the contributions of a range of international experts to consider the current archival landscape and imagine the archive of the future. Firmly rooted in current professional debate and scholarship, Archival Futures offers thought provoking and accessible chapters that aim to challenge and inspire archivists globally and […]

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 […]

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, […]

English Literary Heritage: Registration open

ENGLISH LITERARY HERITAGE CONFERENCE  18 SEPTEMBER 2015 INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES, LONDON Registration is now open for the English Literary Heritage Conference to be held at Senate House, London on 18 September 2015. Keynote speaker: Jeff Cowton (The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere) ‘Beyond Words’ This interdisciplinary conference aims to consider the interpretation of literary heritage objects […]

Turning Digital: delights, dangers & drama

State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. A free seminar & tour for the GLAM sector Date: Friday 26 June 2015 Time: 10.00 am to 3.30 pm Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor, Macquarie Wing, State Library of New South Wales Cost: Free, Bookings Essential Click here to book Galleries, libraries, archives and museums (the GLAM […]

Radical Art of Archiving Performance

Fascinating article by Alexis Clements on ‘The Radical Art of Archiving Performance, as Practiced by Martha Wilson‘ from Hyperallergic, 8 April 2015. Clements reminds us how, ‘The practices of using first-person accounts or oral histories, ephemera and grassroots archives, as well as alternative publishers, have long been core strategies for feminists seeking to document and preserve histories […]

The Archive Function: A Feminist Critic’s Lost Thesis on the Archive

New article by network member Kate Eichhorn just published in Australian Feminist Studies 30.83 (2015)  on Barbara Godard’s personal papers. Abstract: As Joan Wallach Scott warns in The Fantasy of Feminist History, the danger of depositing one’s personal papers in an archive is that one’s papers then become open to misinterpretation. In this article, Scott’s fears […]

Staging the Archive

A new book to note: Ernst Van Alphen‘s Staging the Archive: Art and Photography in the Age of New Media (Reaktion Books, 2014). From the publisher’s website: “Staging the Archive shows how artists read the concept of the archive against the grain, questioning not only what the archive is and can be but what materials, […]

CFP: Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities

The National Archives (UK) have issued a call for papers for DCDC15, the third collaborative conference with Research Libraries UK. This year’s conference, ‘Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: Exploring new digital destinations for heritage and academia’ will explore the innovative ways in which heritage and academic organisations can engage with existing and emerging audiences through digital formats. The […]