Weekly news roundup—January 18, 2019



Calls and announcements

Weekly news roundup, January 7, 2019

ICA news


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The International Council on Archives’ survey of displaced archives will close on 15 January 2019. If you have a claim over records held in another country, jurisdiction, institution or community we would be grateful if you would complete the survey, which is available in English at https://www.ica.org/en/displaced-archives-survey and in French at https://www.ica.org/fr/enquete-sur-les-archives-deplacees The results of the survey will inform the work of the ICA’s Expert Group on Shared Archival Heritage.


L’enquête sur les archives déplacées menée par le Conseil international des archives s’achèvera le 15 janvier 2019. Si vous avez une réclamation concernant des enregistrements conservés dans un autre pays, juridiction, institution ou communauté, nous vous serions reconnaissants de bien vouloir répondre à l’enquête, qui est disponible en anglais à l’adresse https://www.ica.org/en/displaced-archives-survey et en français sur https://www.ica.org/fr/enquete-sur-les-archives-deplacees Les résultats de l’enquête éclaireront les travaux du groupe d’experts de l’CIA sur le patrimoine archivistique partagé.

International archival news

* Documentary Heritage News, vol. 12, no. 18


* Endangered Knowledge, a special edition of Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies (KULA), launched on November 29, 2018 (open access), edited by Samantha MacFarlane, Rachel Mattson, and Bethany Nowviskie, includes several articles that are particularly relevant for international archivists, including:

* T-Kay Sangwand, “Preservation is Political: Enacting Contributive Justice and Decolonizing Transnational Archival Collaborations,” https://kula.uvic.ca/articles/10.5334/kula.36/

*Peter Herdrich, “The Digital Library of the Middle East and Implementing International Cultural Heritage Preservation Policy,” https://kula.uvic.ca/articles/10.5334/kula.38/

Endangered Knowledge abstract: “This special issue of KULA on the subject of ‘endangered knowledge’ comprises 22 essays by 34 authors working across a wide array of disciplines and fields. Guest editors Samantha MacFarlane, Rachel Mattson, and Bethany Nowviskie have assembled a collection of scholarly articles, pedagogical reflections, and project reports that take up theoretical and practical considerations of archival salvage and erasure, the persistence of the public record, indigenous knowledge, and the politics of loss. The special issue explores endangerment as a critical category of analysis for records, data, collections, languages, ecosystems, and networks.”


Call for Proposals: EHRI Conference: Holocaust Studies in the Digital Age. What’s New? Tuesday, July 2, 2019, Stedeldijk Museum Amsterdam, July 2, 2019, deadline: February 2, 2019, https://ehri-project.eu/call-proposals-ehri-conference-holocaust-studies-digital-age-what%E2%80%99s-new