Category Archives: images

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 […]

New software helps researchers organize digital photographs

From a new items posted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University: Development is underway for new open source software called Tropy that will ultimately let researchers import photographs, adjust them to ensure they are of adequate quality for their purposes, and attach metadata to those images, using […]

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 […]

Historic Fairfax photo archive trapped in Arkansas

Historic Fairfax photos trapped in Arkansas. An interesting article recounting how Fairfax Media has lost control of its historical photo archive after the US-based company contracted to digitise the photos went into receivership leaving no clear indication as to where the photos are or if they can be retrieved. From the article: “‘I’ve seen this […]

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 […]

From Dust to Digital: Open access publication

Now available from Open Book Publishers: From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme, edited by Maja Kominko.   This volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, established to document and publish online formerly inaccessible and neglected archives from across the globe. The volume can be […]

CFP: Archives on Fire

Call for Papers RECONSTRUCTION: Studies in Contemporary Culture http://reconstruction.eserver.org/ Volume 16.1 (2016) ARCHIVES ON FIRE: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields Archives today are on fire–energized and endangered, mobile and mutable, ubiquitous and unique–as the library’s form and function in society undergo significant changes. Digital tools, open-access platforms, and social networks are transforming the fields […]