* ICA Human Rights Working Group News September 2018, including a commentary by Trudy Huskamp Peterson :
“We spent much of the last two decades talking about the use of archives in situations of transitional justice, focusing on the four pillars of holding accountable, ensuring no repetition, learning the truth of what happened, and providing reparations. We looked at a country’s traumatic, undemocratic past, but exhibited an often naïve faith that its future would be more democratic than its past regime permitted.
Now, however, we need to face the bleak reality that some countries go in the opposite direction, that a brief experience of a less repressive regime may be succeeded by the imposition—abruptly or by incremental steps—of a new repressive form of government or new repressors with a revival of the old form of government. (…)” Read more at: https://www.ica.org/en/hrwg-newsletter-september-2018-0
*Rwanda: New Digital Platform to Ease Access to Genocide Archives, The New Times, October 10, 2018, https://allafrica.com/stories/201810100135.html
*South Africa: It’s Time to Stop the Appropriation of Visual Archive, AllAfrica, October 1, 2018, https://allafrica.com/stories/201810030353.html
*Call for Program Proposals: Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA)—ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE!: https://www2.archivists.org/am2019/program/call-for-program-proposals
* Survey on displaced archives: On behalf of the Expert Group on Shared Archival Heritage (EGSAH), the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies is conducting an international survey on displaced archives. The data will enable the Expert Group to highlight key issues and so define priorities for project work.
Deadline is December 9th 2018.
Please click this link to complete the survey:
*The call for presentation proposals for the Sarbica International Symposium
2019, hosted by the National Archives of Singapore on 24-28 June 2019, on
the theme: “Rethinking Archives: Reframing Boundaries, Imagining
Possibilities,” closes next month, on 16 November 2018.
The call is posted here: www.sarbicasymposium2019.net.