New books

Displaced Archives edited by James Lowry (Routledge) “Drawing on case studies from around the world, the authors examine displaced archives as a consequence of conflict and colonialism, analysing their impact on government administration, nation building, human rights and justice”. Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday By Gabriella Giannachi (The MIT Press) “Archives now consist of not only […]

CFP: Archives, authority, aura: Modernism’s archival turn

Journal Special Issue: Papers on Language and Literature Special Issue Call for Papers Edited by Naomi Milthorpe, University of Tasmania The modernist scholar increasingly engages in work in the archive: engaging in minute and painstaking textual labour, seeking authority in manuscript papers and genetic criticism, or assisting in the opening up of modernist texts as […]

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 […]