Literary Archives in the Digital Age

TRINITY LONG ROOM HUB, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, 7-8 JULY 2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR WIM VAN MIERLO (LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY) In recent decades there has been a gradual yet dramatic shift in the means by which scholars engage with literary archives, as the widespread digitization of manuscript texts and the comprehensive shift to digital research tools has […]

Getty acquires concrete poetry

The following reposted from ArtfixDaily.com raises particularly interesting questions around the materiality of these acquisitions: The Getty Research Institute (GRI) announced today the acquisition of a suite of prints, a folded paper poem, and an artist’s book by the Scottish artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, as well as a 3D “cubepoem” by the Brazilian artist […]

Fellowships (including curatorial research) at the National Library of Australia

Applications are now open for two new National Library of Australia Fellowships, bringing the total number of fellowships on offer for 2018 to eight. Additional Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to support research and special access, but without financial support. Patrons and supporters of the Library’s Treasures Gallery have funded the new Fellowship for Curatorial Research. […]

CFP Radical Recordkeeping

Radical, by the Oxford Dictionary definition is: 1. Especially of change or action relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; 2. Characterised by departure from tradition; innovative or progressive. The journal Archives and Manuscripts (Routledge/Taylor & Francis)  is inviting submissions of up to 5000 words for a themed issue on RADICAL RECORDKEEPING for publication in […]

CFP: Paper Trails Workshop

Workshop, 19-21* June 2017 University College London     Often there is more than research inside the books we read. Bookmarks, train tickets, receipts, and menus tucked into pages offer clues about the life of the book itself. Yet the lives of our research material often go unmarked, lost between the gaps in disciplinary boundaries […]

CFP: Summoning the Archive

A Symposium on the Periodical, Printed Matter, and Digital Archiving at the Institute for Public Knowledge New York University 11-13 May 2017 Organizer: Meghan Forbes, NYU and UT-Austin Keynote Speaker: Jenna Freedman, Barnard     The printing and distribution of the avant-garde magazine, illustrated weekly, and underground zine have developed in the twentieth century in […]

Caribbean Literary Archives

Caribbean Quarterly 62:3-4 (2016) is a special themed double issue on ‘Caribbean Literary Archives’. From Alison Donnell’s introduction: “This special issue on ‘Caribbean Literary Archives’ is part of a growing conversation around literary heritage and the future of the region’s literary past. The essays collected here demonstrate the significant potential of current research and professional […]