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International Archives Day, 9 June 2017

Celebrate International Archives Day! June 9, a day of international celebration. Archives represent an unparalleled wealth. They are the documentary product of human activity and as such constitute irreplaceable testimonies of past events. They ensure the democratic functioning of societies, … Continue reading

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Special Literary & Artistic issue of ‘Comma’ in 2018

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I am delighted to inform SLA members that the editor of Comma magazine has confirmed that there will be a special literary archives issue of Comma, scheduled for the second half of 2018. Published by Liverpool University Press, Comma is … Continue reading

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Anthony C. Winkler archive goes home to Jamaica

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Acquiring Winkler’s Archives for the National Library of Jamaica by Kim Robinson-Walcott The Jamaican writer Anthony C. Winkler died in September 2015. His death was a personal loss for me in many ways. First of all, I was the person … Continue reading

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GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017

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From our friends in the Finnish Literature Society GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017 Creative Processes and Archives in Arts and Humanities Helsinki, 7th – 9th June 2017 Registration open! The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) and Institut des textes & manuscrits modernes … Continue reading

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Art and activism producing new archives

Artists, scholars and activists are leading the way in the creation of new archives that document important social and political events. Increasingly they are filling some important gaps in the documentation of such events, particularly those resulting from major and … Continue reading

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SLA in Mexico City, November 2017

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It has been confirmed that SLA will be presenting a session on Caribbean literary archives as part of this year’s ICA Annual Conference, to be held in Mexico City, 27-29 November 2017. The long title of the session is this: … Continue reading

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Safe Havens for Archives at Risk

As described in earlier posts, SLA has continued to support work being conducted on Archival Safe Havens (cases of archives in extreme danger which may, as a last resort, be physically moved to a safe location or be digitally copied … Continue reading

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