Weekly News Roundup – April 19th, 2019




Weekly News Roundup – April 14th, 2019

SAA news

The deadline to submit proposals for pop-up sessions at the SAA conference in Austin is on May 15, 2019: https://www2.archivists.org/am2019/program/Calls-for-Proposals/Pop-Up-and-Working-Groups

ICA News

* Please review the latest Human Rights Working Group Newsletter (March 2019), edited and compiled by Trudy Huskamp Peterson. Here is an excerpt, focusing on the threat for people and archives from climate change:

“What we need now–all over the world but especially in locations under threat from climate change—is to map the location of historical archives and current records and to overlay that map with maps of climate change impacts (for example, the map of sea level change https://sealevel.nasa.gov/understanding-sea-level/key-indicators/global-mean-sea-level ). That would allow us to identify the materials that need to be either relocated within the nation or, as a last resort, stored (digital copy or analog) in an external safe haven.”

* The Guiding Principles for Safe Havens for Archives at Risk (Feb. 18, 2019) are now online at  https://www.ica.org/en/release-of-the-guiding-principles-for-safe-havens-for-archives-at-risk

* ICA Flash newsletter number 37 is available, including in-depth reports from the ICA meeting in Yaounde. Unfortunately, it is only available for ICA members. Please contact the IAAS steering committee if you are interested in reading the latest issue.

Other international archival news

* Documentary Heritage News, vol. 12, no. 32

* The Association des archivistes français met in Saint-Étienne

* The French Archivists without Borders met there as well –it is worthwhile spending some time on their website: http://archivistessansfrontieres.fr/ASF-France-au-Forum-de-l-AAF


* BBC news, April 5, 2019: Rwanda genocide: Macron orders probe of France’s role. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47826841

* Rwanda: Belgium to Return Rwandan Files in 2 Years

* See also: Francia abre sus archivos a 25 años del genocidio en Ruanda, Mundo, Uruguay, April 6, 2019, https://www.elpais.com.uy/mundo/francia-abre-archivos-anos-genocidio-ruanda.html


Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Guidelines how to Facilitate Cooperation between Humanities Researchers and Cultural Heritage Institutions. Online at: https://zenodo.org/record/2587481


Weekly News Roundup – April 5th, 2019