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CFP – Archives on Fire: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields RECONSTRUCTION: Studies in Contemporary Culture, [] Volume 16.1 (2016) ARCHIVES ON FIRE: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields Archives today are on fire–energized and endangered, mobile and mutable, ubiquitous and unique–as the library’s form and function in society undergo significant changes. Digital tools, open-access platforms, and social networks are transforming the fields of artistic […]

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BAM Colloquium this Friday

Please join us for the Year-End Colloquium for Graduate Students in “BAM.” Designated Emphasis in Book, Archive, and Manuscript Studies – Friday, June 7, 10:00am to Noon English Department Conference Room (HMNSS 2212) Presentations by Steve Anderson, Cori Knight, and Heather Van Mouwerik Display of printshop projects by Rebecca Addicks, Ann Garascia, Cori Knight, […]

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Turn the Source into the Problem

In my previous post on the Global Archivalities Research Network, I described the recent virtual conference and the range of topics discussed. The concept of addressing the “social logics” of the archive was compelling, and it helps to reframe the discourse involving archival studies as one of complexity and imagination. Another interesting concept, presented at […]

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The Social Logics of Global Archives

On May 7th I attended the first event of the new Global Archivalities Research Network. This was a virtual conference hosted over Adobe Connect, with a viewing location in the UC Riverside History Library. The group is organized by Dr. Randolph Head of University of California, Riverside, Dr. Arndt Brendecke of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Dr. […]

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