Archivoz: International Archives Magazine,
Testimonials on archives and document management
Charlie Chaplin’s 1914 Film Debut
Some characters in the world of cinema are often confused with the actor or actress who played them. This is due not only to the talent of the artists in question, but also to their influence upon the medium. These characters come to form part of the popular imagination. Such is the case with the Tramp, the ingenuous vagabond created by Charlie Chaplin. He is a clumsy character who hides his misery behind gentlemanly behavior, giving rise to situations both paradoxical and funny. The Tramp...
“If colonization was about enforcement, decolonization should be about empowerment”: Interview with Stanley H. Griffin, of the University of the West Indies (pt.2)
Last week, Dr. Stanley Griffin and I spoke about noise and silence in the archives and the ways in which the machineries of colonialism have left their mark on Caribbean archival practices. Today, we speak about ongoing challenges to Caribbean memory institutions...
“There is a tangible tension between what is held in Caribbean archives and what is remembered in Caribbean communities”: Interview with Stanley H. Griffin, of the University of the West Indies (pt. 1)
Today, I’m speaking with Dr. Stanley H. Griffin, Senior Lecturer in Archival and Information Studies at the University of the West Indies, about the colonial legacy in archival collection and management, the difference between silence and noise in the archive, and...
The Archivoz Team wish you Merry Christmas
We can smell Christmas and, with it, a well-deserved vacation for the team. This is a key moment to recharge our batteries and think about our new future projects. I want to reflect for a moment with you and analyse how the year has developed. I would like to thank...
The Frances Densmore Archives and Native American Voices
Audiovisual documentation has been key to the preservation of the knowledge, culture and tradition of unjustly marginalized peoples. Western culture has often defaulted to ethnocentrism, and until the real value of cultural differences is appreciated, invaluable...
Conscientious Bilingual Description: Treating problematic language in colonial records on the Qatar Digital Library
IntroductionThe British Library/Qatar Foundation Partnership is digitising records from multiple collections about the history of the Persian Gulf, with the vast majority coming from the India Office Records (IOR) collection. The records are freely available on a...
The House of the Devil: The First Horror Film
October is the quintessential month of horror: the 31st is All Hallow’s Eve and, given the ever-increasing influence of the Anglo-Saxon world, Halloween celebrations have become ubiquitous in the Latin world. The supernatural, mysterious, and terrifying has always...
All Conversations are SDG Conversations: The 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (and Why It Matters)
The 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development was held September 19-20, 2022, and consisted of 9 plenary, 4 poster, and 10 panel sessions on topics ranging from agri-food systems to the ASEAN Green Future Project. Due to time differences, I...
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...
“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...
“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...
“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...
“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...
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