Tag Archives: materiality

Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive: Matter and Meaning

23 September 2016 University of Brighton, UK On the one hand… material is discussed today in the light of an idea that it has been dissolved by the so-called immaterialities of new technologies, while on the other – from the margins – we can observe the consolidation of material as a category of its own.  […]

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 […]

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 Materiality of Method: The Case of the Mass Observation Archive

    New article in Sociological Review Online by Liz Moor and Emma Uprichard: The Materiality of Method: The Case of the Mass Observation Archive Abstract: The Mass Observation Archive presents numerous methodological issues for social researchers. The data are idiosyncratic, difficult to analyze, and the sample design is nonsystematic. Such issues seriously challenge conventional […]

Library additions

A new page listing readings on archives and materiality has been added to our Library. There is also another new page with links to videos concerning the conservation and handling of archived paper.  

New publication: Spontaneous Particulars – The Telepathy of Archives

A new work by distinguished American poet Susan Howe will be published this month as a New Directions and Christine Burgin co-publication. Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives continues Howe’s engagement with the materiality of archived manuscripts. From the New Drections website: “Great America writers William Carlos Williams, Jonathan Edwards, Hannah Edwards Wetmore, Emily Dickinson, Noah Webster, […]

Public lecture: Feminism’s Archive

Part of the ANU Gender Institute 2014 Public Lecture Series  Feminist Theory Now Presenter: Associate Professor Maryanne Dever Event date:  Wednesday, 24 September 2014 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm Venue: Seminar Room 1 (3.02), Sir Roland Wilson Building (Bld 120), Australian National University, Canberra Abstract: Where is feminism’s archive? The approaches to research that defined feminist […]

CFP: LETTERS — MAKING AND MEANINGS

Friday 27 June 2014 Venue: Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London  

Pop-Up Workshop: Document and Contract

Kent Centre for Law Gender and Sexuality, University of Kent, 3 April 2014.   A workshop  examining questions of materiality, method, endurance and transformation with respect to the document and/or the contract. Details here.   This is an Archive Futures event. 

CFP Musical Materialities

Musical Materialities in the Digital Age, 27-28 June 2014, University of Sussex Music, while summoning notions of intangibility, transience and loss, is also associated with material objects that serve to ground the musical, make the transient permanent and defer loss. Unearthing music’s association with materiality reveals a fascinating array of artefacts, including instruments, scores, transcribing […]