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October 11-13 MARAC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference) Fall Conference Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, DE. Early-bird Registration closes September 13, 2018. October 26 New England Archivists, Fall Conference JFK Library and Museum, Boston, MA. Registration opens September 10, 2018.
"Archivists often fail to benefit from our own archives' histories and stories. ...History helps us to understand where specific technologies came from so we can better understand how to use and evolve them; to understand the evolution of our archival principles and practice; and to know ourselves." Nancy Y. McGovern, SAA Presidential Address, Portland, Oregon,... Continue Reading →
I am happy to announce that Dr. Nathan Saunders has volunteered to join me as co-editor for the coming year, through July 2019. He will participate in the enhancement of this newsletter. I will let him introduce himself to all of you. Eric Stoykovich, co-editor AHN (2017-2019) I want to thank Eric and the... Continue Reading →
Next week in Melbourne, the 8th edition of the biennial iCHORA (iCHORA 8) will begin at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. Over 30 presenters are scheduled to speak on a range of timely and timeless subjects related to the history of archives and records (iCHORA 8 Program). The theme this year centers on the challenges of... Continue Reading →
The new Archival History Timeline: 2500 BCE – 1900 CE is now available as a feature of AHN. Located as one of the Archival History Section Resources on AHN, the Archival History Timeline was compiled by the Co-editors of AHN, largely from an English translation of a text by Paul Delsalle (trans. Margaret Procter), A... Continue Reading →
Edward Everett’s diplomatic bag From his post as U.S. Minister to the Court of St. James in the early 1840s, Edward Everett (1794-1865) worried often about his diplomatic bag. It oscillated across the Atlantic, swinging from London, through Liverpool, and westward to the United States. He was persistently anxious about its whereabouts, how it was... Continue Reading →
(Peer reviewed) Over a decade ago, James O'Toole looked "Back to the Future" from Ernst Posner's pioneering work of the 1970s on “Archives in the Ancient World”, all the way to "Ancient Archives and Archival Traditions,” edited by Maria Brosius in 2003. The following review essay is the first part of a series that attempts... Continue Reading →
This iCHORA Bibliography, 2005-2016 compiles over 60 iCHORA presentations which have later taken published form as articles in journals or, as in some cases, within a book. It is compiled with reference to iCHORA 1-6, publication links, and Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and Theories (Facet Publishing: London, 2016), Table of Contents. Alexander, Ben.... Continue Reading →