Weekly News Roundup – November 24, 2017

Our weekly news roundup from around the globe

Old Modi script decoded, revived and digitized by archivists and linguists in India. (Times of India, Mumbai, November 19, 2017)

Volunteer in England transcribes World War I diaries from Oxfordshire Museum archives to shed light on the deployment of tanks in the  battle of Cambrai. (Oxford Mail, November 20, 2017)

Archivist at the Newcastle University in New South Wales, Australia reported helping to dig a digital trench through a historic site as part of the “Deep Time” project. (Newcastle Herald, November 18, 2017)

Personal archivist of Nelson Mandela talks about the role of archival records and the National Archives in the recent history of South Africa in a remarkable conversation broadcast on Radio ABC. (ABC Australia, November 22, 2017)

 

Call for papers

“Verge: Studies in Global Asias” journal, Issue 6.1 – Displaced Subjects: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Critical Refugee Studies

 

Conferences

The 2017 joint annual conference of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos and the International Council on Archives begins in Mexico City on Monday, November 27th. News and updates from the conference will be available from the ALA’s website.

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