Category Archives: Messages from SLA’s Chair

Looking ahead to Abu Dhabi, October 2021

As we have previously announced, the four-yearly ICA Congress in Abu Dhabi has been rescheduled from November 2020 to October 2021, as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Planning is now proceeding for the Congress – the most important … 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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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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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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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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SLA projects, 2010-2020

The ICA 2020 four-yearly Congress will be held in Abu Dhabi (mid-November 2020). It usually happens in ICA bodies that there are changes of personnel and priorities following the Congress, so this may be an opportune time to begin to … Continue reading

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Archives and Human Rights

Congratulations to our ICA colleagues Jens Boel, Perrine Canavaggio and Antonio González Quintana, who have signed an agreement with Routledge to produce a collection of essays on the subject of Archives and Human Rights, for publication next year. Within ICA, … Continue reading

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ICA Annual Conference, Adelaide, October 2019

The Annual Conference of ICA for 2019, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, will be a joint conference with the Australian Association of Archivists, the Archives & Records Association of New Zealand, and PARBICA (ICA’s Regional Pacific Branch), 21-25 … Continue reading

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Promoting SLA in Croatia

A new issue of the Croatian archives journal @rhivi has just appeared, and includes an article in Croatian about the work of ICA’s Section for Archives of Literature and Art. Croatian-speakers can access the article here: @rhivi article: → Essay … Continue reading

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Like London Buses …

(There is a saying in London which runs “You wait for ages for a bus and then two come along together”.) 2018 has been a good year for our subject-area of Literary Archives. At the start of the year there … Continue reading

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