ICHORA 2020, DAY 4: Diana Marsh, “Documenting Digital Knowledge Sharing in Indigenous Communities”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Expanding Notions of Users and Use." With “Documenting Digital Knowledge Sharing in Indigenous Communities,” Diana Marsh (University of Maryland, College Park) examines the lack of Native and Indigenous perspectives on the circulation of digitized primary sources. Marsh asks probing questions in this study: How are... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 4: Donald Force, “Digital Archival Collections: Understanding their Use by Academic Historians”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "Expanding Notions of Users and Use." Donald Force (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) explores the use of digital archival collections by historians in “Digital Archival Collections: Understanding their Use by Academic Historians.” While highlighting the ubiquitous nature of digital collections and their importance to scholarly historical writing,... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 5: Gracen Brilmyer, “Refiguring Provenance and the Desire for the Whole”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "What the Archives Can(t) Give Us: Thinking Through Archival Disturbances." In “Archival Cures: Refiguring Provenance and the Desire for the Whole,” Gracen Brilmyer (McGill University) examines how to tell the history of disability with little or none archival evidence, specifically looking at the Field Museum... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 5: Jessica Lapp, “Exploring Records Creation in Digital Archives of Feminist Activism”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "What the Archives Can(t) Give Us: Thinking Through Archival Disturbances." With “Provenancial Fabulation: Exploring Records Creation in Digital Archives of Feminist Activism,” Jessica Lapp discusses records creation and archival collection creation within the context of the feminist movement in Toronto. Lapp explains the concept of... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 5: Ayantu Tibeso, “Resisting Symbolic Annihilation in Ethiopian Archives”

Note: This presentation was part of a three-person panel entitled "What the Archives Can(t) Give Us: Thinking Through Archival Disturbances." Ayantu Tibeso (University of California, Los Angeles) presents findings from interviews of Oromo activists and activist scholars in “‘These Institutions Do Not Represent Us’: (Re) encountering and Resisting Symbolic Annihilation in Ethiopian Archives.” Tibeso’s findings... Continue Reading →

ICHORA 2020, DAY 5: Margaret Hedstrom, “The Provenance and Perversion of Curation”

Note: This presentation was one of three Keynote Addresses delivered at ICHORA 2020. In the keynote address, “The Provenance and Perversion of Curation,” Margaret Hedstrom (University of Michigan) explores different meanings of the word “curation” and the ways in which the verb “curate” has been utilized in common parlance beyond its technical meanings. Asking what... Continue Reading →

9th ICHORA (2020): Conference News in Review

First organized in 2003, the ICHORA (International Conference on the History of Records and Archives) returned in late October 26-30, 2020, with its 9th biennial incarnation, hosted by the University of Michigan School of Information. ICHORA 2020 was spectacularly well-attended (over 270 people registered!) and remained thoroughly engaging throughout its five half-days of programming. As... Continue Reading →

Archival History Article Award: submit by April 30

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 →

Cultural Heritage in Peril

"The physical effects of war on public archives continue to shape the views of Americans who seek to preserve archives, regardless of provenance, in and out of areas affected by war today. Stories of archival evacuation, seizure, and destruction remind practicing archivists and historians of the many fates that can befall cultural heritage during times... Continue Reading →

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