Tag Archives: archives

“It was a failure of imagination”: Climate change, archives and material culture

This recent news item entitled, “HOW TO PROTECT RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE RAVAGES OF CLIMATE CHANGE” takes the debate around archives and materiality in another direction by highlighting how archives and manuscripts are at risk from climate change through disasters as well as changing temperatures. Author Sophie Yeo highlights how informal collections and […]

Article: Of mind and matter: The archive as object

In the following article in Archives and Records (39.1 2018) Peter Lester advances an argument about materiality and the nature of archival evidence. Of mind and matter: The archive as object Abstract Archives are not only sources of evidence and information; they are also material objects with physical, tangible characteristics such as size, weight and […]

New article: Paper tools

Boris Jardine’s article, “State of the Field: Paper Tools” in Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science (Volume 64, August 2017, Pages 53-63) makes interesting reading for those concerned with questions of paper and materiality. Jardine asks whether scholars across diverse fields are talking about the same thing ‘when they talk of paper, its qualities, affordances and […]

Download! Archives in Liquid Times

Archives in Liquid Times: a new publication about philosophy and theory on archives. It is free to download in PDF (see below). Archives in Liquid Times aims to broaden and deepen the thinking about archives in today’s digital environment. It is a book that tries to fuel the debate about archives in different fields of research. […]

CFP Women and Archives

Women and Archives Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel In “Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory” (2002), Joan Schwartz and Terry Cook assert, “Archives have the power to privilege and to marginalize. They can be a tool of hegemony; they can be a […]

Surfacing the Page

Big Ideas, The National Archives, Kew ‘SURFACING THE PAGE‘ Wednesday 22nd November 1.00-2.00pm: Maryanne Dever, Kate Sweetapple,  Jacquie Lorber Kasunic, University of Technology Sydney. This session contains three short integrated presentations that take up the theme of ‘surfacing the page’. We talk of ‘surfacing’ here in not a literal sense of the flat surfaces of a page, […]

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 […]