Category Archives: Publication

CFP Archives of the Digital

Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, Issue 8.1 Guest Editors: Hermann Rotermund, Wolfgang Hagen and Christian Herzog (Leuphana University Lüneburg) Deadline for the submission of full papers: 31 July 2016 The issue is scheduled for publication in Spring 2017. Digital media has initiated the transformation of archiving practices with implications for audio-visual archives, written archives […]

Should Prince’s Tweets Be in a Museum?

In an article in The Atlantic (5 July 2016), Sonia Weiser questions whether there is value in preserving records of artists’ and writers’ social media activity. She writes: “Archivists are figuring out which pieces of artists’ digital lives to preserve alongside letters, sketchbooks, and scribbled-on napkins”. “Should famous artists’ social-media profiles be saved? Archiving their digital […]

ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 Archives and Manuscripts is the professional and scholarly journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, publishing articles, reviews, and information about the theory and practice of archives and recordkeeping in Australasia and internationally. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation of archives. […]

Affect and the Archive, Archives and their Affects

Archival Science has published a special issue on the topic of  Affect and the Archive, Archives and their Affects. The co-editors are Anne J. Gilliland and Marika Cifor.  CONTENTS Volume 16, issue 1 (2016) Editorial: Affect and the archive, archives and their affects: an introduction to the special issue by Marika Cifor and Anne J. Gilliland Affecting relations: introducing […]

Archives on Fire: Publication

Journal issue: Reconstruction Vol. 16, No. 1 (2016): Archives on Fire: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields NB This issue appears not to be accessible any longer. A new link, however, to Michelle Caswell’s piece can be found here. Introduction Archives on Fire: Particle, Wave, and Field, by W. Scott Howard Particle A Live Finding Aid of […]

CFP Feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history

Australian Feminist Studies is seeking contributions in the form of original articles (up to 8,000 words) for a 2017 themed issue covering feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history (literary history, social and cultural history, the history of sexuality). Shorter thematic pieces (up to 5,000 words) may be considered for the journal’s ‘Feminist Debates […]

A Short History of the Index Card

For those who appreciate such things, this brief account of the life of the index card by Jonathan Schifman is worth a quick look. Schifman reminds us that not too long ago ‘if you wanted to find the best and most comprehensive information about anything, you headed to a library. You just had to check two things […]

Archiving Activism and Activist Archiving

Special issue of Archival Science (Volume 15, Issue 4, December 2015) edited by Andrew Flinn and Ben Alexander. From the introduction: “This special issue of Archival Science ‘Archiving Activism and Activist Archiving’ examines the intersections between contemporary archival practice and activism in different national, political, socio-economic, technological, archival settings, and inspired by a variety of […]

Archival Liveness: The Paper Archive in the Digital Age

New article by Joy Palacios in the new journal Performance Matters. From the article: “…in the midst of the laborious photo-taking and PDF creating process, I often wondered: am I killing my archive? If disaster were to strike the Maison provinciale such that future researchers could only access its contexts via the PDF versions I […]

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 […]