Tag Archives: archival labour

On “routine and frankly boring” archival labour

There have been several high profile Twitter interventions lately on the question of archival “discoveries”. In a timely blog post on the language scholars use to (mis)characterise archival settings, Beth Doyle makes the very important point that the same language inevitably displaces the very real (and gendered) labour of archivists, labour that invariably underpins scholars’ […]

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 […]

Reposting: Ten Resources to Contextualize Archives and Archival Labour

This article from Activehistory.ca (30 June 2017) brings together ten must read resources “to contextualize archival practice, archival labour, and the work archivists do”. “There are many colleagues both within Canadian archives and beyond who have been writing and speaking about the challenges of counteracting the ‘why isn’t it already digitized’ question, directly confronting the erasure of […]