CFP: Archives and Manuscripts

Archives and Manuscripts is inviting submissions of up to 5000 words for a themed edition on RADICAL RECORDKEEPING for publication in November 2017. We are hoping that this call elicits submissions that come from persons with varied experiences, organisations, and time in the field. We realise that this call is broadly conceived. Not sure if your idea or paper fits with the theme? Please reach out to the editor or guest editors and we would be happy to discuss!

Aims and Scope
The concept of radical recordkeeping is broad in scope: it can encompass recordkeeping of radical acts, as well as radical approaches for the formation and use of records and archives. Radical recordkeeping serves to disrupt traditional recordkeeping paradigms in revolutionary or profound ways using different approaches that inform practice, scholarship and teaching.

Radical, by the Oxford Dictionary definition is:
1. Especially of change or action relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something;
2. Characterised by departure from tradition; innovative or progressive.

Archives and Manuscripts
is the leading peer-reviewed archival journal published in the Australasian region and has been published continuously since 1955. Over the past 60 years, Archives and Manuscripts has  published hundreds of articles by archival and recordkeeping academics, researchers, practitioners, students and theorists.

Further information, including guidelines and style requirements for prospective authors and submission deadlines, is available on the journal’s webpage at or by contacting the General Editor, Sebastian Gurciullo at

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