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Baba Despina: The Oldest Person Ever Filmed

When we discuss pioneers of cinema we often overlook those whose work took place in other nations and cultures. While we are familiar with the essential works and auteurs of the Western imaginary, there are notable gems of audiovisual creativity born elsewhere as well, even more remarkable in that they sprang from regions far from the front lines of cinematic production. These filmmakers and their work are for this reason of even more interest to the student of film history. Such is the...

Audiovisual documentationEnglish
“Fight in a café” (1897), the first movie made in Spain
“Fight in a café” (1897), the first movie made in Spain

“Fight in a café” (1897), the first movie made in Spain

When we talk about the idea of "movies," there is consensus about the characteristics that such a visual piece must have: a plot, a script, actors, and a range of artistic and technical qualities. For these reasons, when we identify the first Spanish movie, it...

InterviewsEnglish
“Imagination, in my view, is the necessary tool of the historian, no matter their audience. Invention is the necessary tool of the fiction writer”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part II)

“Imagination, in my view, is the necessary tool of the historian, no matter their audience. Invention is the necessary tool of the fiction writer”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part II)

(Archivoz) Could you outline the negative and positive aspects of reading cataloguing records? For example, do you generally find the descriptions of the records to be comprehensible/accessible/useful?  (Joanne Paul) It really does depend, and the shorter the...

InterviewsEnglish
“I worked extensively with archival sources. This ranged from verifying (or falsifying) accepted “facts” to analysing in detail the writing and editing of a single letter or document”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part I)
“I worked extensively with archival sources. This ranged from verifying (or falsifying) accepted “facts” to analysing in detail the writing and editing of a single letter or document”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part I)

“I worked extensively with archival sources. This ranged from verifying (or falsifying) accepted “facts” to analysing in detail the writing and editing of a single letter or document”: Interview with Joanne Paul. (Part I)

(Archivoz) Starting with an introductory question, can you tell us a bit about yourself so we can know about your background and interests? (Joanne Paul) I’m Canadian and did my first two degrees in Canada at Queen’s University (BA) and the University of Victoria...

InterviewsEnglish
“Our experience with these pilot projects has been very positive, with volunteers enjoying the work and some extremely useful datasets successfully gathered from our maps”: Interview with Christopher Fleet, Katie Haffie and Jenny Parkerson

“Our experience with these pilot projects has been very positive, with volunteers enjoying the work and some extremely useful datasets successfully gathered from our maps”: Interview with Christopher Fleet, Katie Haffie and Jenny Parkerson

In March 2022, we spoke with Christopher Fleet and Katie Haffie, of the National Library of Scotland, about a three-pronged, crowdsourced maps transcription project that had just gotten off the ground. Katie has since been succeeded as Community Data Harvester by...

EditorialEnglish
The Archivoz newsroom will be closed for holidays until 15th August
The Archivoz newsroom will be closed for holidays until 15th August

The Archivoz newsroom will be closed for holidays until 15th August

In recent years, Archivoz has been making structural and internal changes that are now coming to an end, but they have required a great effort from the entire team.  We would like to point out as a big change our new and innovative website.  Now you can read us in...

Audiovisual documentationEnglish
“Nanook of the North”: a pioneering work in the documentary genre

“Nanook of the North”: a pioneering work in the documentary genre

The documentary genre is booming: on most audiovisual resource platforms, such as Netflix, it is common to find many works in this genre. It is a narrative resource that has evolved: our readers will have in mind the classic animal documentaries, which nowadays...

Audiovisual documentationEnglish
“The Great Gatsby” first version (1926)
“The Great Gatsby” first version (1926)

“The Great Gatsby” first version (1926)

Cinema and literature have been together since the beginning. Many literary works have been adapted for the big screen. Some, like “Little women” by Louise May Alcott, have been adapted up to seven times. It’s not a surprise that the cinema, as a massive medium...

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Archivoz is a free online magazine, international in scope for the general public, interested in archives and document management. Born in June 2017 as a collaborative and voluntary project, its team includes professionals from all over the world.

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