Author Archives: David Sutton

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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SLA Committee, 2020-2024

From Heather Dean, SLA Secretary Dear Colleagues / Cher(e)s collègues: The ICA Section for Archives of Literature and Art (SLA) needs to elect a new Committee for the period 2020-2024 and nominations are invited. The Committee may have a membership … Continue reading

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Grants to digitise archival collections at risk

From our friends at the Endangered Archives Programme APPLY FOR A GRANT TO DIGITISE COLLECTIONS AT RISK The Endangered Archives Programme seeks to preserve cultural heritage and make it available to as wide an audience as possible. We fund digitisation … Continue reading

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