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HIST5020M Reading List

Making History: Archive Collaborations, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Dr Kevin Linch
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General texts about archives

Cook, T., 'What Is Past Is Prologue: A History of Archival Ideas since 1898, and the Future Paradigm Shift', Archivaria, 43 (1997), 17-63. http://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/article/view/12175/13184

Cloonan, Michèle Valerie, Preserving our heritage : perspectives from antiquity to the digital age ISBN: 9781856049467 : £59.95 (London: Facet Publishing, 2015).

Craven, L., What are archives : cultural and theoretical perspectives a reader? (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2008).

Derrida, Jacques, Archive fever : a Freudian impression (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).

Eastwood, Terry, and Heather MacNeil, Currents of archival thinking (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2010).

Farge, Arlette, The allure of the archives (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013).

Foscarini, Fiorella, Heather MacNeil, and Gillian Oliver, eds., Engaging with archives and records : histories and theories ISBN: 9781783301607 (ebook) : £59.95; 9781783301584 (pbk.) : £59.95 (London: Facet Publishing, 2017).

Gaillet, Lynée Lewis, Diana Eidson, and Don Gammill, Landmark essays on archival research (2016).

Hill, Jennie, The future of archives and recordkeeping : a reader ISBN: 9781856048675 (e-book) (London: Facet Pub., 2011).

Johnson, V., '"Creating History”: Confronting the Myth of Objectivity in the Archive', Archives, 117 (2007), 28-143. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Moss, Michael, 'Archivist: Friend or Foe? ', Records management journal (London, England), 15 (2005), 104-14; doi: 10.1108/09565690510614256

Schwartz, Joan M., and Terry Cook, 'Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory', Archival science., 2 (2002), 1-19; doi: 10.1007/bf02435628.

Steedman, Carolyn, Dust (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001).

Stoler, Ann Laura, Along the archival grain : epistemic anxieties and colonial common sense (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009).

Journal alerts

I'd encourage you to sign up for e-mail alerts / subscribe to the RSS feed for the following journals:

Archives & records : the journal of the Archives & Records Association. ISSN: 2325-7962

Archival science. ISSN: 1389-0166


Archivists and archival practice

Baca, Murtha, Introduction to metadata : pathways to digital information ISBN: 0892365331 (Los Angeles, Calif.: The Getty Research Institute, 2016).

Cooban, George, 'Should Archivists Edit Wikipedia, and If So How?', Archives & records : the journal of the Archives & Records Association. ISSN: 2325-7962 (2017), 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2017.1338561

Delsalle, Paul, A history of archival practice ISBN: 9781409455240 (hardback : alkaline paper); 9781315564821 (e-book) (Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017).

Duranti, Luciana, and Patricia C. Franks, Encyclopedia of archival science ISBN: 9780810888111 (e-book) (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

Foscarini, Fiorella, Heather MacNeil, Bonnie Mak, and Gillian Oliver, Engaging With Records and Archives : histories and theories (London: Facet Publishing, 2017).

Millar, Laura, Archives : principles and practices ISBN: 9781856048859 (e-book) (London: Facet, 2010).

Procter, Margaret, 'Protecting Rights, Asserting Professional Identity', Archives & records : the journal of the Archives & Records Association. ISSN: 2325-7962 (2017), 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2017.1285754

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Week 3: Building research partnerships

Background reading

Craven, Louise, 'From the Archivist's Cardigan to the Very Dead Sheep: What Are Archives? What Are Archivists? What Do They Do?', in What are archives? : cultural and theoretical perspectives : a reader, ed. by Louise Craven (Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2008), pp. 7-30.  

Chapter 11 from Blouin, Francis X. Jr., and William G. Rosenberg, Processing the past : contesting authority in history and the archives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, c.2011).  

Partnerships with Archives

Please read one of the following:

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK, 'Guide to Collaboration between the Archive and Higher Education Sectors', (2015) < http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/Guide_for_archives_to_collaborate_with_Higher_Education.pdf  > - particularly sections 4-6. Also have a look at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/advice-and-guidance/running-your-organisation/developing-partnership/

AHRC, 'Partnership Working in the Arts and Humanities: A Guide to Good Practice', (2013). - < http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/documents/guides/partnership-working-in-the-arts-and-humanities/ >

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Weeks 5 and 6: Themes and debates

Archives and the public / public history

'Archives for the 21st Century', The National Archives, < http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/projects-and-programmes/government-policy-on-archives/ > [Accessed 20 July 2016].

Avery, Cheryl, and Mona Holmlund, Better off forgetting? : essays on archives, public policy, and collective memory (Toronto [Ont.]: University of Toronto Press, 2010).

Bastian, Jeannette A., and Ben Alexander, Community archives : the shaping of memory (London: Facet, 2009).

Burton, Antoinette, Archive stories : facts, fictions, and the writing of history (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press Books, 2005).

Hoyle, Victoria, 'Editorial: Archives and Public History', Archives & records : the journal of the Archives & Records Association. ISSN: 2325-7962, 38 (2017), 1-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2017.1282348

Jimerson, Randall C.,  Archives power : memory, accountability, and social justice (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2009).

Jimerson, Randall C., 'Archives for All: Professional Responsibility and Social Justice', The American Archivist, 70 (2007), 252-81 - Available online: https://works.bepress.com/randall_jimerson/5/

Kriesberg, Adam, 'The Future of Access to Public Records? Public–Private Partnerships in US State and Territorial Archives', Archival science. ISSN: 1389-0166, 17 (2017), 5-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10502-016-9268-6

Waterton, Emma, and Steve Watson, Heritage and community engagement : collaboration or contestation? (London; New York: Routledge, 2011).

Digital / digitised archives

Greengrass, Mark, and Lorna M. Hughes, The virtual representation of the past (Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008).

Hitchcock, Tim, 'Confronting the Digital: Or How Academic History Writing Lost the Plot', Cultural and social history., 10 (2013), 9-23; doi: 10.2752/147800413x13515292098070.

Hitchcock, Tim, and Robert Shoemaker, 'Making History Online', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society., 25 (2015), 75; doi: 10.1017/s0080440115000031.

McIntyre, Julie, 'Blank Pages, Brief Notes and Ethical Double-Binds: Micro Digitisation and the "Infinite Archive"', Archives and manuscripts, 44 (2016), 2-13; doi: 10.1080/01576895.2015.1136224

Moss, Michael, and James Currall, 'Digitisation: Taking Stock 1', Journal of the Society of Archivists., 25 (2004), 123-37; doi: 10.1080/0037981042000271457

Ng, Kwong Bor, Jason Kucsma,  Digitization in the real world : lessons learned from small and medium-sized digitization projects (2010).

Sinn, Donghee, and Nicholas Soares, 'Historians' Use of Digital Archival Collections: The Web, Historical Scholarship, and Archival Research', Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65 (2014), 1794-809; doi: 10.1002/asi.23091

Stielow, Frederick J., Building digital archives, descriptions, and displays : a how-to-do-it manual for archivists and librarians. Vol. 116 (New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2003).

Ethics, the law and legal requirements

'Developing Collections', The National Archives, < http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/advice-and-guidance/managing-your-collection/developing-collections/ > [Accessed 20 July 2016].

'Documenting Collections', The National Archives, < http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/advice-and-guidance/managing-your-collection/documenting-collections/ > [Accessed 20 July 2016].

'The Hillsborough Report Part 3: The Permanent Archive for the Hillsborough Disaster', (London: The Stationary Office, 2012), < http://hillsborough.independent.gov.uk/report/main-section/part-3/ > [accessed 20 July 2016].

'Legislation and Regulations', The National Archives, < http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/legislation/ > [Accessed 20 July 2016].

Cox, Richard J., Ethics, accountability, and recordkeeping in a dangerous world (London: Facet Pub., 2006).

Cox, Richard J., and David A. Wallace, Archives and the public good : accountability and records in modern society (Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books, 2002).

Dirks, John M., 'Accountability, History, and Archives: Conflicting Priorities or Synthesized Strands? ', Archivaria, 57 (2004), 29-49. - Available online: http://archivaria.ca/index.php/archivaria/article/view/12451/13554

Gale, Colin, 'Record-Keeping as an Ethical Imperative', Journal of the Society of Archivists., 27 (2006), 17-27; doi: 10.1080/00039810600691221.

Harris, V. S., Archives and justice : a South African perspective (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2007).

Henttonen, Pekka, 'Privacy as an Archival Problem and a Solution', Archival science. ISSN: 1389-0166 (2017).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10502-017-9277-0

MacNeil, Heather, Without consent : the ethics of disclosing personal information in public archives ([Chicago, Ill.]; Metuchen, N.J.: Society of American Archivists ; Scarecrow Press, 1992).

Whose archive?

Blouin, Francis X., and William G. Rosenberg, Processing the past : contesting authority in history and the archives (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Brown, Richard Harvey, and Beth Davis-Brown, 'The Making of Memory: The Politics of Archives, Libraries and Museums in the Construction of National Consciousness', History of the human sciences., 11 (1998), 17-32; doi: 10.1177/095269519801100402

Carter, Elena, '‘Setting the Record Straight’: The Creation and Curation of Archives by Activist Communities. A Case Study of Activist Responses to the Regeneration of Elephant and Castle, South London', Archives & records : the journal of the Archives & Records Association. ISSN: 2325-7962, 38 (2017), 27-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2016.1260532

Cobain, Ian, The history thieves : secrets, lies and the shaping of a modern nation ISBN: 9781846275852 (pbk.) : £9.99 (London: Portobello Books Ltd, 2016).

Cosson, Fiona, 'The Small Politics of Everyday Life: Local History Society Archives and the Production of Public Histories', Archives & records : the journal of the Archives & Records Association. ISSN: 2325-7962, 38 (2017), 45-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2016.1269646 

Duff, Wendy M., and Verne Harris, 'Stories and Names: Archival Description as Narrating Records and Constructing Meanings', Archival science., 2 (2002), 263-85; doi: 10.1007/bf02435625.

Feng, Huiling, 'Identity and Archives: Return and Expansion of the Social Value of Archives', Archival science. ISSN: 1389-0166, 17 (2017), 97-112. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10502-016-9271-y

Greetham, David, 'Who’s in, Who’s Out: The Cultural Politics of Archival Exclusion', Studies in the literary imagination., 32 (1999), 1-28.

Lynch, Michael, 'Archives in Formation: Privileged Spaces, Popular Archives and Paper Trails', History of the human sciences., 12 (1999), 65-87; doi: 10.1177/09526959922120252.

McKemmish, Sue, Shannon Faulkhead, and Lynette Russell, 'Distrust in the Archive: Reconciling Records', Archival science., 11 (2011), 211-39; doi: 10.1007/s10502-011-9153-2.

Nesmith, Tom, 'Seeing Archives: Postmodernism and the Changing Intellectual Place of Archives', The American Archivist, 65 (2002), 24-41; doi: 10.17723/aarc.65.1.rr48450509r0712u.

Newman, Jon, 'Revisiting Archive Collections: Developing Models for Participatory Cataloguing', Journal of the Society of Archivists., 33 (2012), 57-73; doi: 10.1080/00379816.2012.666404.

de la Peña, Carolyn, 'The History of Technology, the Resistance of Archives, and the Whiteness of Race', Technology and culture., 51 (2010), 919-37.

Stoler, Ann Laura, 'Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance', Archival science., 2 (2002), 87-109; doi: 10.1007/bf02435632.

Collections Trust, 'Revisiting Archive Collections: A Toolkit for Capturing and Sharing Multiple Perspectives on Archive Collections', (London: Collections Trust, and Museums Libraries and Archives (MLA), 2009), < http://collectionstrust.org.uk/resource/revisiting-archives-collections-toolkit/ >.

Yaco, Sonia, and Beatriz Betancourt Hardy, 'Historians, Archivists, and Social Activism: Benefits and Costs', Archival science., 13 (2013), 253-72; doi: 10.1007/s10502-012-9187-0.

This list was last updated on 03/08/2017