Mexico City session on Caribbean archives

‘Topics of Artistic and Literary Archives in the Caribbean’ was the title of a lively and well-received panel presented by members of the Section for Literary and Artistic Archives (SLA)  during an afternoon session of the first day of the ICA conference in Mexico City on 27 November 2017.

  • Panelists for the session on ‘Topics of literary and artistic archives of the Caribbean’, left to right:  David Sutton, Deborah Jenkins, Sebastian Gurciullo, Catherine Hobbs, Heather Dean.

    Heather Dean (Associate Director, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Victoria, Canada), presented a paper entitled ‘Literary Collecting in the Caribbean Region, 1960-2000’, the text was originally written by Helena Leonce, with additional material by Alison Donnell & David Sutton.

  • Dr Deborah Jenkins (Partner, ULP Archival Consultancy; Chair of the European Regional Branch of ICA, EURBICA) presented a paper entitled ‘Where are our Heroes, Martyrs and Monuments?’  focusing on archives of authors, publishers and editors from the Caribbean diaspora – in the British Library and other UK institutions.
  • Dr David Sutton (Director of Research Projects in Reading University Library, UK, and Chair/President of the SLA, ICA), spoke about recent developments in Caribbean literary collecting.
  • Dr Catherine Hobbs (Lead Literary Archivist at Library and Archives Canada, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada), gave a rappoteur’s summation to conclude the session which will be posted shortly. The session was chaired by Dr Sebastian Gurciullo (Archivist, Public Record Office Victoria, Melbourne, Australia).

Best wishes for the festive season and for the new year from the Section for Literary and Artistic Archives.

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