Tag Archives: archivists

New book: Placing Papers: The American Literary Archives Market

Just out from the University of Massachusetts Press is Placing Papers: The American Literary Archives Market by Amy Hildreth Chen. This new work will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the political economy of literary archives and how the US market for writers’ papers developed in the second half of the twentieth century. […]

New book: Archival Futures

New from Facet Publishing: Archival Futures edited by Caroline Brown “draws on the contributions of a range of international experts to consider the current archival landscape and imagine the archive of the future. Firmly rooted in current professional debate and scholarship, Archival Futures offers thought provoking and accessible chapters that aim to challenge and inspire archivists globally and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open graves, open archives: Ethics and evidence

Fascinating workshop in April 2016 being hosted by Haverford College and Bard College. From their website: ‘The purpose of this symposium is to create dialogue between two distinct sites where evidence is preserved and information disseminated for the purposes of the broader public good: archives and mass graves. In recent years, the growth of digital […]

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 […]

Archiving Activism and Activist Archiving

Special issue of Archival Science (Volume 15, Issue 4, December 2015) edited by Andrew Flinn and Ben Alexander. From the introduction: “This special issue of Archival Science ‘Archiving Activism and Activist Archiving’ examines the intersections between contemporary archival practice and activism in different national, political, socio-economic, technological, archival settings, and inspired by a variety of […]

Archive events for 2016: IHR Winter Conference & Gerald Aylmer seminar

Historians, Archivists and the Archive Historians and archivists share an interest in records and evidence but think about archives in fundamentally different ways. In recent years they have begun separately to develop conceptual ideas of the archive as a constructed reality and to explore notions of the archive as a site of political power and […]

English Literary Heritage: Registration open

ENGLISH LITERARY HERITAGE CONFERENCE  18 SEPTEMBER 2015 INSTITUTE OF ENGLISH STUDIES, LONDON Registration is now open for the English Literary Heritage Conference to be held at Senate House, London on 18 September 2015. Keynote speaker: Jeff Cowton (The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere) ‘Beyond Words’ This interdisciplinary conference aims to consider the interpretation of literary heritage objects […]

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 […]