Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- France Opens Rwanda Genocide Archives ( RFI) — The French government has decided to declassify archive documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The papers, essentially official documents from the president’s office, span 1990 to 1995, a period during which France’s role has attracted controversy. More…
- On the declassification see also: Génocide des Tutsis : pas d’emballement au Rwanda après la déclassification d’archives de l’Elysée (Hirondelle News Agency, Lausanne, April 9, 2015)
- An Interview with Issam Ballouz from the „Syrian Heritage Archive” Project on Deutschlandradio Kultur (in German). The project is dedicated to documenting and rescuing Syrian cultural heritage, which has been gravely threatened by the war and widespread plundering. Part of the project is the development of an online archive.
New publications, conferences, and calls for papers
- ICA-SUV’s new site, Who’s Who in Archives Globally has been launched. The online biography currently showcases the first set of biographies of archivists from around the globe. Proposals for submission are encouraged (contact information available from the website).
- The online registration to the Third ICA Annual Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 28-29 September is open. — Online registration has been opened by the National Archives of Iceland’s Professional Congress Organizer, CP Reykjavík Conferences Events Incentives (Reykjavik). Follow this link to register: http://www.ica2015.is/en/registration