Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) Newsletter, May 2016, http://www.ehri-project.eu/ehri-newsletters/May-2016
- The April edition of the PERICLES FP7 newsletter is out now. In this issue you will find an update on the latest project outputs, an interesting paper on DNA storage and upcoming events including our 1st International workshop on “Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics – SuCCESS’16”: http://eepurl.com/bX6JcT
- Lawsuit Demands National Archives Open Up to Hunt War Criminals, NL Times, May 3, 2016 (in English), http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/05/03/lawsuit-demands-national-archives-open-hunt-dutch-war-criminals/
- Or in Dutch: “Open Nationaal Archief voor jacht op oorlogsmisdadigers’,” Trouw, May 3rd, 2016, http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/4492/Nederland/article/detail/4293616/2016/05/03/Open-Nationaal-Archief-voor-jacht-op-oorlogsmisdadigers.dhtml
- Cooperation between Centro Español in Münster and DOMiD, the documentation center and museum on migration to Germany in Cologne, Westfaelische Nachrichten, May 5, 2016, Dokumentationszentrums und Museums über die Migration nach Deutschland (DOMiD), http://www.wn.de/Muenster/Stadtteile/Hiltrup/2357176-Kooperation-mit-Migrations-Archiv-Spanier-in-Deutschland
- “Rwanda: Digitally Archiving Testimonies of Genocide Survivors for Generations,” All Africa, April 30, 2016, http://allafrica.com/stories/201605021055.html.
Publications and Resources of Interest
- Susan Opotow & Kimberly Belmonte, “Archives and Social Justice Research,” in: Clara Sabbagh and Manfred Schmitt (eds.), Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research (New York: Springer, 2016), 445-457.
- Kalpana Shankar; Kristin R. Eschenfelder; Greg Downey, Studying the History of Social Science Data Archives as Knowledge Infrastructure. Science, Technology and Society, 2016, http://researchrepository.ucd.ie/handle/10197/7566.
Upcoming Conferences, Events, and Workshops
- Personal, Archives and Culture, “The Right to Memory and to Privacy: Visibility and the Internet”, Rio de Janeiro (21-23 September 2016)
- Symposium: The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective * November 3–4, 2016 * Ann Arbor MI, The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year RetrospectiveOn November 4, 1966, the Arno River in Florence, Italy, inundated the basements and first floors of museums, libraries, and residences, burying centuries of books, manuscripts, and works of art in muck and muddy water. This natural disaster galvanized a fledgling conservation community into action. In the intervening decades, successive generations of professionals have advanced the practice of conservation and preservation, imbuing the profession with a global view of the value of cultural heritage and fully embracing the technical details of materials science.
On Thursday and Friday, November 3–4, 2016, the University of Michigan will host a symposium recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Florence Flood and exploring its lingering significance. The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective will focus on the transformative effects of this disaster on the preservation field, and in doing so examine the enduring lessons of a half-century of innovative materials research, professional practice, and education and training. The proceedings will be published by the University of Michigan Publishing Services.
We invite you to plan on joining us! Registration is free, but the number of participants we can accommodate is limited. A website provides information on the symposium:
Questions? Contact the Florence Flood Symposium Planning Committee!