Category Archives: training

“The Archive” is Not An Archives: new link

Many of us have enjoyed reading Michelle Caswell’s important piece, ‘”The Archive” is Not An Archives: Acknowledging the Intellectual Contributions of Archival Studies’ which appeared in the online journal Reconstruction in their special issue Archives on Fire. The issue is not currently accessible so here is a link to the article on the University of […]

Archive events for 2016: IHR Winter Conference & Gerald Aylmer seminar

Historians, Archivists and the Archive Historians and archivists share an interest in records and evidence but think about archives in fundamentally different ways. In recent years they have begun separately to develop conceptual ideas of the archive as a constructed reality and to explore notions of the archive as a site of political power and […]

UK National Archives Academic Open Day 15 October 2014

The National Archives will be holding an Academic Open Day on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. This event is designed to illuminate the research activities undertaken at the Archives, whilst encouraging networking and discussion with the wider academic community. As the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales, we are […]

Unconventional Archives

Unconventional Archives – Literature and the Uses of History, 17-18 January 2014 This two-day workshop will held at Ertegun House, Oxford. The aim of the workshop is to draw together students and scholars of the late 19th nineteenth century to the present, in order to explore how our understanding of substantial categories in the history […]

Paris Review: Mysterious Skin: The Realia of William Gaddis

Paris Review: Mysterious Skin: The Realia of William Gaddis “Most people with scholarly inclinations will visit a novelist’s literary archive to follow the paper trails, as manifested through gathered correspondence, stray postcards, marked-upon stationery, and scattered drafts. A couple of months before the recent publication of his collected letters, I visited the William Gaddis Papers […]