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Conference: "Memory, Identity and the Archival Paradigm: an
interdisciplinary... via Archivalia von Wolf Thomas am 14.08.10
Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th December 2010, Apex Hotel, Dundee, Scotland
The Memory, Identity and the Archival Paradigm:
an interdisciplinary approach conference is organised by the Centre for
Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee. It is
supported by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts and Humanities research
award and is the second conference within the Investigating the Archive
project. The first conference, the Philosophy of the Archive, was held
in Edinburgh in March 2009. Selected papers from that conference are
available in a special issue of Archival Science, Vol 9, no 3, 2009.
The speakers and presenters are from a wide range of countries,
including Brazil, Canada, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, the
UK and the USA.
The conference will explore the following themes:
Session 1: Value, Appraisal and Theories of Identity and Memory
Session 2: The Impact of Description on the Archival Record
Session 3: The Act of Display and Interpretation in the Creation of
Session 4: Records and Truth: the Creation of Community and National
Session 5: Everyone their Own Archivist – an Eternal Verity or a
Session 6: Activating the Archive: A Site for Creative Exploration.
Session 7: Beyond the Written Word: Recording Memory and Identity
Session 8: The Making of History: Archives and the Historian
The keynote speakers are:
* Terry Cook, University of Manitoba, Canada: Shifting the archival
paradigm for memory, identity and community
* David Lowenthal, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Honorary
Research Fellow, University College London: Pandora’s plenitude:
archives for all forever?
* Graham Dominy, Chief Director, National Archives of South Africa:
Overcoming the apartheid legacy
Full details are in the Conference Programme. Please click on the
Programme button to the left.
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