Call for Abstracts: “Field as Archive / Archive as Field, special issue of International Journal of Islamic Architecture

Call for Abstracts on “Field as Archive / Archive as Field,” a special journal issue on the theme of the contingencies and errancies affecting fieldwork and archival work in spatially focused research. Please find further details below and feel free to share widely.

International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA)
Special Issue: Field as Archive / Archive as Field
Thematic volume planned for July 2020
Abstract submission deadline: 30 July 2018

This special issue of IJIA focuses on the experience of carrying out archival work or fieldwork in architectural research, including research-led practice. How might this experience, with all its contingencies and errancies, be made into the very stuff of the architectural histories, theories, criticisms and/or practices resulting from it? This question is rendered all the timelier due to recent and ongoing developments across the globe, not least in the geographies relevant to IJIA’s remit. The fallout from the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ has escalated social, political, and economic crises and, in certain cases like Libya and Syria, has taken an overtly violent turn. Major countries with a predominantly Muslim population, such as Turkey, Egypt and Indonesia, have witnessed restrictions on civil liberties. Moreover, the word ‘Islam’ has become embroiled in various restrictive measures introduced in countries whose successive administrations have otherwise laid claim to being bastions of democracy and freedom, such as emergency rule in France and travel bans in the US. Others with significant Muslim populations, such as India and Russia, have seen nationalist and/or populist surges, often with significant implications for their minorities. Such developments have engendered numerous issues of a markedly architectural and urban character, including migration, refuge, and warfare, protest and surveillance, as well as heightening the risk of contingencies and errancies affecting archival work and fieldwork. Whereas this risk and its materializations are typically considered unfortunate predicaments and written out of research outputs, how might a focus on architecture at this juncture help write them back into history, theory, criticism, and practice? What might this mean for the ways in which architectural research is conceived and carried out under seemingly ‘ordinary’ circumstances – those that appear free from the risk of contingencies and errancies affecting archival work and field work?

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Call for Associate Editors: Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Note: applicants must be members of the New England Archivists in good standing.

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, sponsored by New England Archivists and Yale University Library, seeks applications for Associate Editors. Three positions are available (term starting March 2019).

The Associate Editor works in collaboration with the Managing Editor and other members of the Editorial Board to solicit, select, and develop content for the journal. Primary duties include selection of peer reviewers for assigned submissions and supervising the peer review process in consultation with the Managing Editor, evaluating peer review reports, and making recommendations to the Managing Editor on the suitability of submissions for publication.

Additional duties include participation in programming at events, soliciting submissions, assisting in the development of content, and actively participating in the management of the journal. Terms of service are three years with the opportunity for a second term for a total of six years of service.

JCAS is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that furthers awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, librarians, and historians. It serves as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer review and publication. The journal publishes on an article-by-article basis.

Applicants must submit a résumé/CV and a brief statement of interes​t​​ ​to by Tuesday, September 4.

New Issues: Fontes Artis Musicae

Vol. 65/1, January–March 2018

Vol. 65/2, April-June 2018

Vol. 65/1, January–March 2018


  • Lithuanian Piano Rolls: Collections and Research Darius Kǔcinskas
  • Forgotten Episodes from the Works of Twentieth-Century Polish Composers: Film and Theatre Music in the University of Warsaw Library Aleksandra Górka and Magdalena Borowiec

Briefs / Feuilletons


  • Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century. By Andrew Talle Alon Schab
  • Du Langage au Style: Singularités de Francis Poulenc. Edited by Lucie Kayas and Hervé Lacombe Keith Clifton
  • Reflections of an American Harpsichordist: Unpublished Memoirs, Essays and Lectures of Ralph Kirkpatrick. Edited by Meredith Kirkpatrick Bridget Cunningham
  • British Royal and State Funerals: Music and Ceremonial since Elizabeth I. By Matthias Range Matthew Gardner

Treasurer’s Report Thomas Kalk
IAML General Assembly Minutes 2017 Pia Shekhter
Governing Documents
Notes for Contributors

Vol. 65/2, April-June 2018


  • An Approach to the Cuban Institutions that Hold Documents Related to Musical Heritage Yohana Ortega Hernández
  • Contemporary Classical Music Scores-Parts and Intellectual Property: National Radio-Television Archive of Contemporary Classical Music and Oral History Project Artemis Papadaki

Briefs / Feuilletons


  • Consuming Music: Individuals, Institutions, Communities, 1730-1830. Edited by Emily H. Green and Catherine Mayes Katharine Hogg
  • The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment England: Benjamin Cooke and the Academy of Ancient Music. Bu Tim Eggington Matthew Gardner
  • Benjamin Britten Studies: Essays on an Inexplicit Art. Edited by Vicki P. Stroeher and Justin Vickers Cameron Pyke
  • Musical Debate and Political Culture in France, 1700-1830. By R. J. Arnold David Charlto
  • British Royal and State Funerals: Music and Ceremonial since Elizabeth I. By Matthias Range Matthew Gardner

Information for Contributors


New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 2, June 2018

Archival assemblages: applying disability studies’ political/relational model to archival description
Gracen Brilmyer

Archival assemblages: applying disability studies’ political/relational model to archival description
Gracen Brilmyer

Traveling through: exploring doctoral demographics in archival studies
Sarah A. Buchanan, Jonathan Dorey, Kathryn Pierce Meyer

EAD ODD: a solution for project-specific EAD schemes
Laurent Romary, Charles Riondet

Spanish historic archives’ use of websites as a management transparency vehicle
Ana R. Pacios, José Luis La Torre Merino

New Issue: Italian Journal of Library, Archives, and Information Science

Vol. 9, No. 2 (2018)


Language as Scientific Instrument: a Preliminary Digital Analysis of Christiaan Huygens’ Last Writings and Correspondence
Ludovica Marinucci

Archival education in the age of social media in Algeria: opportunities and future horizonsArchival education in the age of social media in Algeria: opportunities and future horizonsBehdja Boumarafi, Khaled Mettai

Documents and digital archive in public school sector
Francesco Del Castillo


The space in the library. A methodological reflection
Alfredo Giovanni Broletti

Selling & Collecting: Printed Book Sale Catalogues and Private Libraries in Early Modern Europe

Introduction. The development of the book market and book collecting in the sixteenth century
Giovanna Granata, Angela Nuovo

The collection of Monserrat Rosselló in the University Library of Cagliari
Giovanna Granata

Building an up-to-date library. Prospero’s Podiani use of booksellers’ catalogues, with special reference to law books
Maria Alessandra Panzanelli Fratoni

A sale of books in Genoa in 1583
Graziano Ruffini

Printed catalogues of booksellers as a source for the history of the book trade
Christian Coppens, Angela Nuovo

Book prices and monetary issues in Renaissance Europe
Francesco Ammannati

Prices in Robert Estienne’s booksellers’ catalogues (Paris 1541-1552): a statistical analysis
Goran Proot

Ordinary and extraordinary prices in the Giolito Libri spirituali sales List
Giliola Barbero

Peace at the Lily. The De Franceschi section in the stockbook of Bernardino Giunti
Flavia Bruni

The sale of Italian books in Madrid during the reign of Felipe II: Simone Vassalini’s catalogue (1597)
Pedro Rueda Ramírez

Reports & Reviews

The early printed book. Limits and perspectives of censuses
Fabio Cusimano


New Issue: Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 2018
Special Issue: The Syriac Galen Palimpsest
Editors: William Noel and Ralph M. Rosen

The Syriac Galen Palimpsest Project: An Introduction
William Noel, Ralph M. Rosen

Pulling It All Together: Managing the Syriac Galen Palimpsest Project
Michael B. Toth

The Codicology and Conservation of the Syriac Galen Palimpsest
Abigail B. Quandt, Renée C. Wolcott

Spectral Imaging Methods Applied to the Syriac Galen Palimpsest
Roger L. Easton Jr., Keith T. Knox, William A. Christens-Barry, Ken Boydston

The Galen Palimpsest and the Modest Ambitions of the Digital Data Set
Doug Emery

The Syriac Galen Palimpsest: A Tale of Two Texts
Naima Afif, Siam Bhayro, Grigory Kessel, Peter E. Pormann, William I. Sellers, Natalia Smelova

Analyzing Images, Editing Texts: The Manchester Project
Naima Afif, Siam Bhayro, Peter E. Pormann, William I. Sellers, Natalia Smelova

The Textual Interest of the Syriac Versions of Galen’s Simples
Irene Calà, Jimmy Daccache, Robert Hawley

Of Scribes and Scripts: Citizen Science and the Cairo Geniza
Laura Newman Eckstein

Preserving Endangered Archives in Jerba, Tunisia: The al-Bāsī Family Library Pilot Project
Ali Boujdidi, Paul M. Love

The Intricacies of Capturing the Holdings of a Mosque Library in Yemen: The Library of the Shrine of Imām al-Hādī, Ṣaʿda
Sabine Schmidtke

Compilation, Collation, and Correction in the Time of Encyclopedism: The Case of UPenn LJS 55
Nathalie Lacarrière

Mapping Manuscript Migrations: Digging into Data for the History and Provenance of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Toby Burrows, Eero Hyvönen, Lynn Ransom, Hanno Wijsman

Catalogue of the Private Collections of Manuscripts in the Egyptian National Library by Aḥmad ʿAbd al-Bāsiṭ (review)
Elias G. Saba

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College by David T. Gura (review)
Lisa Fagin Davis

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel (review)
Daniel Traister