New Issue: Archive Journal, Special Issue on Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures

Edited by Michael Hanrahan, Bridget Whearty
September 2018

The Digital Archive, Scholarly Enquiry, and the Study of Medieval English Manuscripts
By A. S. G. Edwards

Why Do We Digitize? The Case for Slow Digitization
By Andrew Prescott, Lorna Hughes

Digital Manuscripts as Sites of Touch: Using Social Media for “Hands-On” Engagement with Medieval Manuscript Materiality
By Johanna M. E. Green

Recovering Lost Texts: Rebuilding Lost Manuscripts
By Julia Craig-McFeely

Remix the Medieval Manuscript: Experiments with Digital Infrastructure
By Michelle R. Warren, Bay Lauris ByrneSim, Laura Braunstein, with collaborators (in alphabetical order): Monica Erives, Logan Henderson, Deborah Howe, Divya Kalidindi, Scott Millspaugh, Benjamin Patrick, Emily Ulrich, Qingyu Wang, and Jennifer Zhong

Julian of Norwich and the Digital
By Elizabeth Robertson

New Issue: Archive Journal

Special Issue
Archive Matters: Global Perspectives from CLIR Mellon Dissertation Fellows
Edited by Nicole Ferraiolo, R. A. Kashanipour 
August 2017
(open access)

The Medieval Temple as Material Archive: Historical Preservation and the Production of Knowledge at Mount Harṣa
Elizabeth A. Cecil

Notes of Material Importance: Archival Archaeology in the South Caucasus
Lara Fabian

Participatory Archives
Lauren Tilton, Grace Elizabeth Hale

Expurgated Books as an Archive of Practice
Hannah Marcus

Sovereignty and Silence: The Creation of a Myth of Archival Destruction, Liège, 1408
Ron Makleff

Fugitive Justice: The Possible Futures of Prison Records from US Colonial Rule in the Philippines
Benjamin D. Weber

New Issue: Archive Journal

Archive Journal just released their fifth issue. They focus on “the use and theory of archives and special collections in higher education.” This journal is great because it is open access and also bridges traditional and interdisciplinary content.

The first feature is a Q&A about defining “radical archives.” One response notes it as “quite broadly, as any practice, record, documentation, or collection that challenges archival traditions or standards.” The archivists participating in this feature manage collections such as documenting Ferguson, transgender, DPLA, and others.

I was particularly interested in the introduction “Radical Archives” by Lisa Darms and Kate Eichhorn. I reviewed Eichhorn’s book The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order for the upcoming issue of Provenance. It was a great book, and I appreciate the journal bringing in a non-archivist to guest edit the issue. We need to do more to truly be cross-disciplinary and this is one way to further engage researchers and scholars in our profession.

Other content includes a review of a Rare Book School course, teaching American archives internationally, cooking archives, and a review of CNI (Coalition for Networked Information) Annual Meeting.

I appreciate their efforts to not have a narrow focus on the archival profession. Hope you check it out!