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Engaging with Records and Archives

Histories and theories

Engaging with Records and Archives by Fiorella Foscarini
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This collection provides a multifaceted responseto today's fascination with the idea of the archive and showcases themyriad ways in which archival ideas and practices are being engaged anddeveloped by emerging and internationally renowned scholars.

Engaging with Records and Archives offers a selection of original, insightfuland imaginative papers from the Seventh International Conference on the Historyof Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7). The contributions in this volume comprisea wide variety of views of records, archives and archival functions, spanningdiverse regions, communities, disciplinary perspectives and time periods. Fromthe origins of contemporary grassroots archival activism in Poland to the roleof women archivists in early 20th century England; from themanagement of records in the Dutch East Indies in the 19th centuryto the relationship between Western and Indigenous cultures in North Americaand other modern archival conundrums, this collection reveals the richness of archival thinking through compelling examples from pastand present that will captivate the reader.
Facet Publishing; November 2016
256 pages; ISBN 9781783301607
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Title: Engaging with Records and Archives
Author: Fiorella Foscarini; Heather MacNeil; Bonnie Mak; Gillian Oliver