Engaging with records and archives : histories and theories


  • International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (7th: 2015 : Amsterdam)

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  • "This book offers a selection of papers from the Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7) which took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from July 29 to 31, 2015."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Part 1. Rethinking histories and theories -- Moving the margins to the middle: reconciling 'the archive' with the archives / Jeannette A. Bastian -- Organisms, skeletons and the archivist as palaeontologist: metaphors of archival order and reconstruction in context / Juan Ilerbaig -- 'Records in context' in context: a brief history of data modelling for archival description / Jonathan Furner -- Mapping archival silence: technology and the historical record / Marlene Manoff -- Hidden voices in the archives: pioneering women archivists in early 20th-century England / Elizabeth Shephard --
  • Part 2. Engaging records and archives -- The use and reuse of documents by chancellors, archivists and government members in an early modern republican state: Genoa's Giunta dei confini and its archives / Stefano Gardini -- The bumpy road to transparency: access and secrecy in 19th-century records in the Dutch East Indies / Charles Jeurgens -- Archival ethics and indigenous justice: conflict or coexistence? / Melanie Delva and Melissa Adams -- History and development of information and recordkeeping in Malawi / Paul Lihoma -- History of community archiving in Poland / Magdelena Wiśniewska -- Reflecting on practice: artists' experiences in the archives / Sian Vaughan
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