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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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Archive of Tom Sharpe in Girona

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Discussions within SLA and the Diasporic Literary Archives Network in recent years have emphasised the importance of language in international collection-building. Language has come to be seen as a much stronger force than other factors such as geography, “natural location” … Continue reading

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Meetings of SLA members in 2017

Probably the two best chances for SLA members to meet together next year will be at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists in Portland, Oregon in July, and at the ICA Annual Conference in Mexico City in … Continue reading

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Literary Archives in the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

By Special Collections (Archive Management), the CUHK Library 香港中文大學圖書館的檔案館藏 (CUHK Library Archival Collections) 成立於 2014 年,專門整理及保存歷年來各界人士捐贈的檔案資料,以供讀者閱覽和研究。檔案館藏涵蓋文學、藝術、社會和歷史等範疇,包括手稿、函牘、剪報、照片、檔案和畫作等資料。藏品當中的 劉以鬯文獻、盧瑋鑾文獻、舒巷城手稿 和 古兆申手稿 等,對研究香港的文學、社會和文化狀況極具價值。此外,館藏的霍克思文獻 (David Hawkes papers)、高行健特藏 (Gao Xingjian collection) 和北島 (Bei Dao) 的手稿資料等,都是珍貴的文學研究資料。  

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Basic principles in support of human rights

At the ICA Congress in Seoul in September 2016, the Basic Principles of the Role of Archivists and Record Managers in Support of Human Rights was endorsed by the Programme Commission as an ICA working document for discussion, publicising and … Continue reading

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Literary Archives in Austria

The many delegates gathered at the meeting of the International Comparative Literature Association in Vienna in July 2016 were able to see for themselves the good work which is being done in Austria in respect of collecting literary archives. Three … Continue reading

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Ein wirklich kleines Literaturarchiv auf einer Insel

Rosa Haus, Museum Insel Hombroich Erbaut 1816, Sitz vom Literatur- und Künstinstitut Hombroich. Schwerpunkt deutsch-jüdische Literatur und kritische Intelligenz des 20. Jahrhunderts, zugänglich im Rahmen von Führungen. Rosa Haus, Museum Insel Hombroich, Minkel 2, D-41472 Neuss, Deutschland: http://www.inselhombroich.de. [Built in … Continue reading

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Germaine Greer: evidence of Shakespeare

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Dr Rachel Buchanan, Curator, Germaine Greer Archives, University of Melbourne Archives, explores the intriguing connections between Germaine Greer’s highly-influential The Female Eunuch and her early academic engagement with the works of William Shakespeare. The formation of Greer’s formidable public persona, … Continue reading

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