International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – October 28, 2016

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe

Curators in Fez are joined by computational linguists from Pisa in an international collaborative project to digitize 4,000 manuscripts from a millennium-old archive and make the rare treasure easily and widely accessible.

And across the Mediterranean, in another very old repository, an early opening of the Vatican’s archival files regarding its relations with Argentina will allow the study of human rights violations by the dictatorship there in the 1970s and 80s.

A task no smaller than to document a generation around the globe is being performed and presented in an unusual way, featuring “the most intimate spaces of 1200 young people from 55 countries.” Possibly inspiring future archives of world-wide generations?

Waiting to see a trick by a costumed character among next Monday’s Halloween celebrants – a magician who can divide himself in two, as envisioned by Georges Méliès in his 1904 motion picture, long considered lost but recently uncovered in a mislabeled container in which the film had been donated to an archive in Prague.

Conferences and CFPs:

Welche „Wirklichkeit“ und wessen „Wahrheit“? Das Geheimdienstarchiv als Quelle und Medium der Wissensproduktion.
Villa ten Hompel,  Münster. November 17-18, 2016

http://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-32312

Private Interests or National Heritage? Corporate Archives and the Production of History in a Global Perspective.  
Regional State Archives in Göteborg. November 24th–25th 2016

http://es.handels.gu.se/avdelningar/avdelningen-for-ekonomisk-historia/workshop-in-economic-history–private-interests-or-national-heritage–

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