Category Archives: research

“It was a failure of imagination”: Climate change, archives and material culture

This recent news item entitled, “HOW TO PROTECT RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE RAVAGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE” takes the debate around archives and materiality in another direction by highlighting how archives and manuscripts are at risk from climate change through disasters as well as changing temperatures. Author Sophie Yeo highlights how informal collections and […]

New this month: The Future of Literary Archives

From ARC Humanities Press in June 2018 comes The Future of Literary Archives: Diasporic and Dispersed Collections at Risk , edited by David Sutton and Ann Livingstone. From the press: “Literary archives differ from most other types of archival papers in that their locations are more diverse and difficult to predict. Acquiring institutions for literary […]

CFP Women and Archives

Women and Archives Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel In “Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory” (2002), Joan Schwartz and Terry Cook assert, “Archives have the power to privilege and to marginalize. They can be a tool of hegemony; they can be a […]

Submissions sought: Archives and Manuscripts

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 around the world. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation of […]

Surfacing the Page

Big Ideas, The National Archives, Kew ‘SURFACING THE PAGE‘ Wednesday 22nd November 1.00-2.00pm: Maryanne Dever, Kate Sweetapple,  Jacquie Lorber Kasunic, University of Technology Sydney. This session contains three short integrated presentations that take up the theme of ‘surfacing the page’. We talk of ‘surfacing’ here in not a literal sense of the flat surfaces of a page, […]

Out now! Archives and new modes of feminist research

Just out from Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) is Vol 32, Nos 91-92, a special double issue on ‘Archives and new modes of feminist research’. Edited by Maryanne Dever, the double issue opens by “asking what feminist archival research looks like in an era when the metaphor of the archive is invoked to cover […]

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 […]