Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- “Forum on Women and Gender in Africa: Part 1”, AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW 58, 3 (December 2015).
- Ngā Taonga archive steps into digital age
- Tibetan museum establishes digital records of collection
- Cambodian access to information law goes online
- Nashriyah, a digital Iranian collection goes online at the University of Manchester
- IFLA launches New Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centre for Francophone Africa and oral traditions
- Germany Expresses Readiness To Activate Nigeria’s Archives
- Kosovo Asks Serbia to Open Military Archives in search for missing persons
- Specialists in Mexico urge the Senate to approve a General Law on Archives
Call for Papers and Announcements
- Call for Abstracts: “After the Uprisings: Political, Economic, and Social Transformations in the Middle East and North Africa”, Edinburgh, (31 May 2016) [Deadline: 29 February 2016].
- UK and Ireland Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research International Conference: ‘Activation and Impact: the societal role of records and record-keepers’, 5-6 April 2016
Elizabeth Emmerson, Chief Archivist, United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals will join a range of international speakers to discuss the conference theme ‘Activation and Impact: the societal role of records and record-keepers’. Elizabeth will examine the importance of records and record-keeping to the UN Tribunals while the conference is an opportunity to explore the meaning and impact of records for individuals and society as a whole.
For the full programme and information about registration and accommodation go to http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cais/conference/activationandimpact/
- A report on the fifth Central European Archives Meeting for institutions holding materials on German and Austrian history in Eastern Europe, held in November 2011, can be found on H Soz-und Kult (in German): http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6374