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Interviews

“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 and how to preserve those memories in a way that reflects the totality of historical experience and the people who participated in its creation. (Archivoz) Last time, you spoke of the archival silences created by those whose...

Interviews
“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)
“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)

“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...

Audiovisual documentation
The Frances Densmore Archives and Native American Voices
The Frances Densmore Archives and Native American Voices

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...

ArticlesNews of interest
Conscientious Bilingual Description: Treating problematic language in colonial records on the Qatar Digital Library

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...

Audiovisual documentation
The House of the Devil: The First Horror Film
The House of the Devil: The First Horror Film

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...

Editorial
All Conversations are SDG Conversations: The 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (and Why It Matters)

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...

Audiovisual documentation
Baba Despina: The Oldest Person Ever Filmed
Baba Despina: The Oldest Person Ever Filmed

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...

Interviews
“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)

“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...

Interviews
“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...

Interviews
“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

“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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