Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- Vie d’Archiviste: Adama Aly, Archiviste paléographe / Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Convergence: Le blogue de l’Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ), February 8, 2016.
- Polish Institute: Files Show Lech Walesa Worked With Communist-Era Secret Police, NPR, January 18, 2016.
- Saving the Endangered Sound Archives of West Africa, University of Melbourne
- Burganda Gets Library, Archive Centre, New Vision, February 17, 2016
- Italy Cracks Open Fascist-era ‘Cabinet of Shame’ Archives, Forward, February 16, 2016
Publications and Resources of Interest
- Pogrom – November 1938: Testimonies from ‘Kristallnacht.’
In the months following November 1938, Alfred Wiener and his colleagues at the JCIO in Amsterdam collected over 350 contemporary testimonies and reports of the November Pogrom in Germany and Austria. These documents are now available, for the first time in English.
- Angkety Map Highlights Digital Resources for Australia’s Indigenous Language Revitalization, Global Voices, January 15, 2016.
- News from the Great War (Nieuws van de Groote Oorlog) — The Belgian press from The Great War is one of the largest databanks of press material from 1914-1918, now made available online by the Vlaams Instituut voor Archivering (VIAA).
- Mapping Historical Dialogue Project (MHDP): Invitation to Participate: The MHDP establishes an interactive geographical map that addresses
mechanisms of contested memory in (post) conflict countries. The mapping
process will document projects addressing the memory of historical
Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops
- Announcement: EHRI Archival Seminar in Berlin: “Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust” (21-31 August 2016) [Deadline: 15 April 2016].
- Research Data, Records and Archives: Breaking the Boundaries
University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library, 18 April 2016, 10am – 3pmWe are offering a free one-day workshop to discuss the challenge of managing research data in relation to records management and archives. The University of Edinburgh takes a proactive and practical cross-disciplinary approach to the management of data, records, archives and other collections. This is an opportunity to explore with other professionals the new issues we are facing at a time of rapid change.
Anyone working in the sector is invited to attend – please come prepared to speak briefly about your area of work and current issues. Space is limited so early registration is recommended via the EventBrite page.
- The University of Edinburgh Library and Collections division is delighted to announce its first Knowledge Exchange Week to take place 20th June -24th June 2016 in the city of Edinburgh. The programme is aimed at Library and Cultural Heritage Professionals from all backgrounds and career stages and we would invite applications from the Erasmus partner universities and other academic institutions across Europe. This exciting summer programme will provide a unique opportunity to learn from speakers from across Library and Collections and gain a hands on insight into the work that we do. If you would like to discover more about the University of Edinburgh’s library and collections and share your own experiences with international colleagues then please follow the link below for further information. http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/kew2016