Tag Archives: research

Feminist Approaches to Legal Archives: Symposium

A Symposium co-hosted by the Feminist Legal Research Group at UTS: Law, Australian Feminist Studies and the Australian Centre for Public History (UTS).

Future Past: researching archives in the digital age

The IHR and British Records Association (BRA) invite you to attend this one day conference on Thursday 18 May 2017. This conference aims to promote the understanding and collaboration between archivists and researchers; explore challenges posed by digital access to collections, and improve methodologies (e.g. education/training for researchers in what information is available from online catalogues, […]

Fellowships (including curatorial research) at the National Library of Australia

Applications are now open for two new National Library of Australia Fellowships, bringing the total number of fellowships on offer for 2018 to eight. Additional Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to support research and special access, but without financial support. Patrons and supporters of the Library’s Treasures Gallery have funded the new Fellowship for Curatorial Research. […]

CFP Radical Recordkeeping

Radical, by the Oxford Dictionary definition is: 1. Especially of change or action relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; 2. Characterised by departure from tradition; innovative or progressive. The journal Archives and Manuscripts (Routledge/Taylor & Francis)  is inviting submissions of up to 5000 words for a themed issue on RADICAL RECORDKEEPING for publication in […]

CFP: Paper Trails Workshop

Workshop, 19-21* June 2017 University College London     Often there is more than research inside the books we read. Bookmarks, train tickets, receipts, and menus tucked into pages offer clues about the life of the book itself. Yet the lives of our research material often go unmarked, lost between the gaps in disciplinary boundaries […]

Deadline extended: From Dust to Dawn

The deadline for submission of papers for “From Dust to Dawn. Archival Studies After the Archival Turn” at Uppsala University  (15 – 17 November 2017) has been extended to 2 January 2017. Read the full call for papers here.

Extended deadline! CFP Archival Afterlives: Postwar Poetry in English

  2017 The John Rylands Research Institute Conference 27-29 June 2017, University of Manchester New deadline: 20 February 2017 The John Rylands Research Institute invites proposals for its 2017 conference on modern literary archives. Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, the conference will focus in particular on archives related […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Short History of the Index Card

For those who appreciate such things, this brief account of the life of the index card by Jonathan Schifman is worth a quick look. Schifman reminds us that not too long ago ‘if you wanted to find the best and most comprehensive information about anything, you headed to a library. You just had to check two things […]