Category Archives: International perspectives

Caribbean Literary Heritage (2022 update)

The website of our sister Caribbean Literary Heritage project is now nearing completion. It includes a cartographic location register of Caribbean literary archives, and innovative new work, notably on recovering forgotten writers and creating a fuller literary history of the … Continue reading

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Disputed Archival Heritage

SLA members will be interested to learn of the publication (October 2022) of a new book entitled Disputed Archival Heritage, edited by James Lowry. The book is available on open access here. Among the essays included the one entitled ‘Diasporic, … Continue reading

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A Literary Collection in Cuba

One of the first things you see as you pass into the hallway of the Fundación Alejo Carpentier, in the elegant Havana suburb of Vedado, is a photograph of Carpentier with his arms around his two great protégés, Carlos Fuentes … Continue reading

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Enhancing ePADD with Preservation Functionality – ePADD+

Email is one of the critical forms of documentation of life in the digital age, and the preservation of email is central to the mission and values of archives and archivists. Harvard University, The University of Manchester, and Stanford University … Continue reading

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Call for papers for special issue of Archival Science on born-digital and digitized archives in the humanities

Archival Science is calling for papers on the special theme issue of ‘Challenges and Prospects of Born-digital and Digitized Archives in the Digital Humanities’. The issue will be guest edited by Dr Lise Jaillant (l.jaillant@lboro.ac.uk), Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), English … Continue reading

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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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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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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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UNESCO SCEaR Newsletter

The latest Newsletter of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme’s Sub-Committee on Education and Research (SCEaR) has recently been circulated. It includes interesting articles on various aspects of Memory of the World, together with a feature report on Literary … Continue reading

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L’ITEM et les manuscrits littéraires vietnamiens

Équipe Manuscrits francophones Groupe Manuscrits littéraires vietnamiens (Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes – ITEM) La Bibliothèque nationale de France possède depuis 1998 un fonds d’archives de Pham Van Ky (1910-1992) qui fut des auteurs vietnamiens francophones le plus publié … Continue reading

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