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 →
The Archival History Section is seeking nominations, including self-nominations, to serve as section leaders for 2020-2021.
Please note: The Editors of AHN have worked diligently to assemble this list of recent publications. If you think of a publication from 2019 not included in this list, please email the citation to the AHN Editors (email@example.com). BOOKS (2) Head, Randolph C. Making Archives in Early Modern Europe: Proof, Information, and Political Record-Keeping, 1400-1700... Continue Reading →
The editors of AHN are accepting short reviews of the following archival history webpages, devoted to the histories of special collection libraries and archives within colleges and universities. These following webpages have been identified as worthy of a review (approx. 250-500 words). If you are interested in critically reviewing one or more of these webpages... Continue Reading →
August 3-8, 2020 Archival History Section, Annual Meeting, Society of American Archivists Chicago, Illinois October 29 to 31, 2020 International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA-9) University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. Call for papers EXTENDED to May 11, 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 EXTENDED to May 11, 2020. For more information,... Continue Reading →
ARCHIVES, HISTORY, AND MEMORY FROM THE AGE OF REVOLUTION UNTIL THE FIRST WORLD WAR Lisboa, Portugal Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo 7-8 April, 2020
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 →
This Sunday, January 26th, 2020, at 3pm EST the Discovery Channel will air a film about the Oyneg Shabbos Archive, created by a group of community members in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw who were led by Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum ("Ringelblum Archive," Wikipedia). The story of this archive is available largely through the incredible and... Continue Reading →
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 →
The Donald G. Davis Article Award is presented by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association every even-numbered year to recognize the best article written in English in the field of United States and Canadian library history. The award honors Donald G. Davis, longtime professor at the School of Information at the... Continue Reading →