Tag Archives: digitisation

CFP Special issue: Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures

Archive Journal has published a call for papers for a special issue. Deadline:  extended to 1 January 2017 In medieval manuscript studies, an important feature of the “digital turn” has been the creation of digital surrogates. Until recently, this activity has taken one of two forms: either the digitization of major categories of manuscripts (such […]

What is Digital Preservation?

As part of Born Digital 2016 the State Library of New South Wales has published a post on the best strategies and practices to preserve a Library’s collection digitally. Here’s a short extract: “Digital preservation can be defined as: The coordinated and ongoing set of processes and activities that ensure long-term, error-free storage of digital information, with […]

CFP Archives of the Digital

Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, Issue 8.1 Guest Editors: Hermann Rotermund, Wolfgang Hagen and Christian Herzog (Leuphana University Lüneburg) Deadline for the submission of full papers: 31 July 2016 The issue is scheduled for publication in Spring 2017. Digital media has initiated the transformation of archiving practices with implications for audio-visual archives, written archives […]

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. […]

Archives on Fire: Publication

Journal issue: Reconstruction Vol. 16, No. 1 (2016): Archives on Fire: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields NB This issue appears not to be accessible any longer. A new link, however, to Michelle Caswell’s piece can be found here. Introduction Archives on Fire: Particle, Wave, and Field, by W. Scott Howard Particle A Live Finding Aid of […]

Making Archives, Shaping History

University of Manchester 26 April, 10am, ALB G30-31 In the process of creative making archaeologists, architects, visual artists and conservators produce and assemble a massive and heterogeneous amount of visual and paper objects: correspondence, sketches and drawings, working models and simulations, observational reports and reading notes. While the fate and politics of established archives is largely tackled in […]

CFP Feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history

Australian Feminist Studies is seeking contributions in the form of original articles (up to 8,000 words) for a 2017 themed issue covering feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history (literary history, social and cultural history, the history of sexuality). Shorter thematic pieces (up to 5,000 words) may be considered for the journal’s ‘Feminist Debates […]

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 […]