Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- The Guardian reports that ISIS destroyed approximately 100,000 books and manuscripts from Mosul’s central library earlier this week.
- A Volcano of Documents: The Nation reviews Kirsten Weld’s new work, Paper Cadavers, on the Guatemala Police Archives.
- To mark the 6th anniversary of the collapse of the Cologne City Archives on March 3, the Initiative Archivkomplex plans several initiatives, including a minute of silence at the crater where the archives once stood, and the launch of the internet project Archives Resonance, which was conceptualized by the Rotterdam artist Eva Olthof. http://www.archiveresonance.net/.Visitors will be invited to contribute to a questionnaire, and submit entries to an “Archives of Memories.” More at: http://www.koelner-wochenspiegel.de/rag-kws/docs/1073050/stadt-koeln
- Experts seek way home for Timbuktu manuscripts.
- See also: Mali : Les manuscrits de Tombouctou pourront-ils y retourner?
Call for Papers:
Submit your proposal for a paper for the ICA Annual Conference in Reykjavik, 28-29 September 2015! The submission deadline has been extended to March 12, 2015.
Under the general title of Archives: Evidence, Security and Civil Rights: Ensuring trustworthy information, this conference will explore how the concerns, research and work of archivists and records managers contribute to the fundamental societal goals of information security and protection and the support of civil rights, particularly in the modern world of open data. It also aims to demonstrate the enduring value and relevance of ICA and its work. The premise that the ICA network, its members, partners and the wider profession and workforce are of vital importance to modern society will give a clear focus to workshops, lectures and debates ranging from the principles to the functional requirements.
The Programme Committee of the 2015 conference is seeking presentations from speakers who can lead a debate on these themes among ICA members and its stakeholders.
Information on the call for communications is available on the AC Conference’s website: http://www.ica2015.is/en/call-for-papers
You can use the on-line submission form. An abstract of your presentation should be submitted by 12 March 2015. All candidates will be notified of acceptance or otherwise by the end of March 2015. The decision of acceptance is at the discretion of the Programme Committee.