Tag Archives: archival paperwork

NEW BOOK: On manuscripts, materiality and ‘thinking through paper’.

New out from Palgrave: Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page. The emergence of digital technologies in the realm of archives has enlivened our understandings of archival materialities and lent a new intensity to our engagements with the archived page by prompting us to consider the potential of paper and the page in ways that we […]

CFP: Preservation and Rot

The Sheffield Centre for Archival Practice presents the second of their Archives Vice Versa events. University of Sheffield, 7th July 2016, 2-4pm VENUE: John Carr Design Suite, Portobello Centre, Mappin Street, Sheffield Invited speaker: Professor Jane Winters Professor of Digital History and Head of Publications Institute of Historical Research, University of London Join us for a discussion of […]

Ending the paper trail

State archives take up a lot of space. Should we digitise the lot, and burn the books? Finland is taking a radical step. An article by Tom Jeffreys first published on 12 May 2016 in The Long+Short. Behind the grand neoclassical facade of the National Archives of Finland in central Helsinki, a strange and controversial scene is playing out. […]

Affect and the Archive, Archives and their Affects

Archival Science has published a special issue on the topic of  Affect and the Archive, Archives and their Affects. The co-editors are Anne J. Gilliland and Marika Cifor.  CONTENTS Volume 16, issue 1 (2016) Editorial: Affect and the archive, archives and their affects: an introduction to the special issue by Marika Cifor and Anne J. Gilliland Affecting relations: introducing […]

CFP: From Dust to Dawn. Archival Studies After the Archival Turn

Uppsala University, 15-17 November 2017 Conference theme Archives – collections of paper, objects, and other substrates of information, as well as the institutions that house and organize them – have become increasingly important in modern everyday life. But archives are no longer exclusively the objects of historical work – no longer simply a means to […]

The Experience of the Archive

Gerald Aylmer Seminar Friday 29 April 2016 Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London This seminar follows  the IHR Winter Conference 2016 – The Production of the Archive, this second event focuses on the individual, personal and community experience of the archive and the ways in which that experience affects how the archive is understood and […]

Memory units

“The memory-units of the past, mostly on paper, are increasingly replaced by dynamic, temporal forms of interim archiving in digital space. The transience of new archives, their ever shorter half-life, is their fate, their curse, and their opportunity.” From Wolfgang Ernst, ART OF THE ARCHIVE. The full text is available here. See also: Wolfgang Ernst, Digital […]

Turning Digital: delights, dangers & drama

State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. A free seminar & tour for the GLAM sector Date: Friday 26 June 2015 Time: 10.00 am to 3.30 pm Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor, Macquarie Wing, State Library of New South Wales Cost: Free, Bookings Essential Click here to book Galleries, libraries, archives and museums (the GLAM […]

Archival Liveness: The Paper Archive in the Digital Age

New article by Joy Palacios in the new journal Performance Matters. From the article: “…in the midst of the laborious photo-taking and PDF creating process, I often wondered: am I killing my archive? If disaster were to strike the Maison provinciale such that future researchers could only access its contexts via the PDF versions I […]

The Archive Function: A Feminist Critic’s Lost Thesis on the Archive

New article by network member Kate Eichhorn just published in Australian Feminist Studies 30.83 (2015)  on Barbara Godard’s personal papers. Abstract: As Joan Wallach Scott warns in The Fantasy of Feminist History, the danger of depositing one’s personal papers in an archive is that one’s papers then become open to misinterpretation. In this article, Scott’s fears […]