Volunteers Needed: Crowdsourced Special Collections or University Archives Histories’ Web Review

This project will gather data about the current state of institutional web-available histories of Special Collections and University Archives. As a result of this data collection, the Archival History Section will be able to promote the writing of online archival histories of research and academic institutions, including archives and special collections in college and university... Continue Reading →

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CFP: 9th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (iCHORA 9): due March 30, 2020

The program committee and organizers invite paper proposals to the 9th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA). ICHORA 9 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. from October 29 to 31, 2020. Submit paper proposals to ICHORA2020@umich.edu by March 30, 2020. For more information, please... Continue Reading →

Archival History Article Award: submit by May 31

Have you read a recent article that advances the field of archival history? Please consider nominating the work for the Archival History Section's Archival History Article Award. Nominations should meet the criteria below: Purpose and Criteria for Selection: This prize encourages and rewards an article, book chapter, or other short piece of superior excellence in... Continue Reading →

Winner of 2019 Archival History Award: Wolfe and Stallybrass for “Material Culture of Record-Keeping”

At the August meeting of the Archival History Section (of the Society of American Archivists), the 2019 Archival History Award was given to Heather Wolfe and Peter Stallybrass for their jointly written article, “The Material Culture of Record-Keeping in Early Modern England.” Printed in Archives and Information in the Early Modern World, edited by Liesbeth... Continue Reading →

Review of “Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World”

de Hamel, Christopher. Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World (New York: Penguin Press, 2017) vii + 640pp. ISBN: 978-1594206115. Christopher de Hamel, the world’s leading consultant on medieval manuscripts, currently resides in Great Britain. Throughout his varied career, de Hamel has worked as a cataloger at Sotheby’s and holds the record for cataloguing... Continue Reading →


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