Category Archives: Actvity

Pop-up Workshop Sydney: Death and Life

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015 2.30 – 5.00 PM A POP-UP WORKSHOP UTS BUILDING 10 (JONES STREET) Level 9, Room 113   

Pop-Up Workshop Sydney: Close Up

FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015 2:30-5:00pm University of Technology Sydney  BUILDING 10, JONES STREET, FLOOR 14, ROOM 201   ‘Distant reading’ as ‘close reading’; Or, how to escape hermetic hermeneutics in approaching digital archives KATHERINE BODE (Centre for Digital Humanities Research, ANU) Memory and Oblivion: The Photographic Work of Anne Ferran and Rosângela Rennó SUSAN BEST […]

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 […]

Recent journal special issues on archival themes

Have you seen these recent journal special issues?   Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies  21.1 (2015) special issue on Digital archives and open archival practices. Focuses on digital archives and examines how the affordances of digital technologies are transforming archival practices, including archiving the creative process. Issue Editors: Sarah Atkinson and Sarah Whatley   Radical […]

Future Feminist Archive

An initiative of  Contemporary Art and Feminism (CAF) Future Feminist Archive is a year-long project across the State of New South Wales, Australia, in which artists will engage with archives and collections of all kinds to create exhibitions, workshops, performances and publishing outcomes. The project will forge connections between diverse community histories and current ideas relating to feminism in response […]