Author Archives: David Sutton

Safe Havens for Archives at Risk: Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles for Safe Havens for Archives at Risk have been approved by ICA and published on the official ICA website. They were produced by an international group of experts, convened by swisspeace, with input from ourselves, among many … Continue reading

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Latest edition of ‘Comma’

Congratulations to the editorial team of Comma, who have produced a really interesting new issue in mid-pandemic. Entitled Yaoundé Conference 2018/Miscellany, issue number 2019-1 (published 2020) includes papers from a number of sessions at the ICA Annual Conference in Cameroon, … Continue reading

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COVID-19, UNESCO and documentary heritage

The latest issue (June 2020) of the Newsletter of SCEaR – the Sub-Committee on Education and Research of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme – includes a number of important reflections on the effect of the current pandemic on … Continue reading

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Rescheduling of ICA Abu Dhabi Congress

The ICA four-yearly Congress, to be held in Abu Dhabi, has been rescheduled to October 2021. The new dates for the Abu Dhabi Congress are 19-22 October 2021, and the venue is as previously announced: at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition … Continue reading

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Postponement of ICA Abu Dhabi Congress

ICA has announced that its four-yearly Congress, scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi in November 2020, will, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, be postponed to a 2021 date to be announced. The full message follows: Dear all, … Continue reading

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Literary Archives in China

In the present difficult and challenging times, this is a “solidarity post”, with best wishes to all our friends and archival colleagues in China. China is a country rich in literary archives, in a variety of locations. For non-Chinese researchers … Continue reading

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ICA supports Blue Shield statement on cultural sites in Iran

ICA supports the Blue Shield International statement on potential specific targeting of cultural sites in Iran Blue Shield International notes with grave concern the recent statements by the President of the United States of America that he is seriously contemplating … Continue reading

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T. S. Eliot letters opened after 60-year closure

Princeton University has announced that the letters from the Anglo-American poet T. S. Eliot to his friend and “muse” Emily Hale have finally been opened for research, as from 2 January 2020. This follows one of the longest and most … Continue reading

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SLA Committee / Bureau / Comité Directeur, 2020-2024: decision / décision

Dear SLA Colleagues, I am pleased to announce, after the closure of nominations, that the following Committee has been elected for the period 2020-2024: Leonor Calvão Borges Fatoumata Cissé Diara Heather Dean André Derval Sebastian Gurciullo Veno Kauaria Annantonia Martorano … Continue reading

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Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future

Details have been announced of an international conference entitled Asian Diasporic Literature: Past, Present and Future to be held on 29-30 July 2020 at the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. In this 2020 conference special attention will be paid … Continue reading

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