, people turned to the archives of the Frankfurt School to find explanations for the recent ascent of right-wing radicalism as well as the drastically changing electoral landscape of present-day Germany. The 2019 rediscovery and publication of Adorno
Reading the New Right
The trial and testimony of a Sufi saint
Ferdinand De Jong
In 1895 the colonial administration of Senegal sentenced Sheikh Amadu Bamba to exile for stirring anti‐colonial disobedience. At his trial, Bamba allegedly recited a prayer in defiance of the French authorities. Although there is no archival record to prove that the prayer was recited, since the 1970s Bamba's disciples have flocked to the former seat of colonial power to commemorate his act of resistance; their testimony has displaced the authority of the colonial archive and imagines a decolonial utopia in archival absence. This article examines how their prayer subverts the colonial archive, while it remains entangled in its substrate.
The Self and Other in Isolation: An Interview with Saiful Huq Omi, followed by The Human that Is Lacking: A response to Saiful Huq Omi's photograph
Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Saiful Huq Omi
, but this is how it is. YMQ : Your photographs have been exhibited worldwide to international critical acclaim. If we were to raise the question of the archive in photography and query, if possible, the afterlives of such photographs, in what ways, in
Africa Addio and the ambiguities of remembrance in contemporary Zanzibar
The Italian shock documentary contains a sequence about massacres that occurred during the Zanzibar revolution of 1964. Perceived by some of its Zanzibari viewers as a container of factual evidence of the brutality of this epochal event, this sequence is contested by others who assert that it was staged or re‐enacted. One critical aspect of these oppositional views concerns the very status of this documentary and the trust that can be placed in it as an archival record. Whether is seen as authentic or fabricated, it provides Zanzibaris with a medium through which to revisit the past and rethink Zanzibari society in the present.
past’, was therefore a welcome move in the direction of an integrative notion of national belonging and shared humanity. For geneticists and heritage experts alike, the South African gene pool came to be conceived as one of the new archives for the new
Stephen Poliakoff and the Archive
‘Dusty archives are one powerful recurring symbol.’ 1 In 2003, the journalist Johann Hari noted the central importance of the archive to the writer-director Stephen Poliakoff's work. Since the turn of the century, Poliakoff's work has become
Historical ethnography on multiple border crossings at the beginning of the twentieth century
anthropologists in archival sources—interrogated from an ethnographic perspective—which have shown themselves to be indispensable for the historical anthropology of the Romani worlds ( Tauber and Trevisan, 2019: 3–12 ). The current work is part of this
The Case of Evgeniia Serebrennikova, Pioneering Woman Physician in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia
achievements in journals and medical societies across the Russian Empire. Perhaps because she was neither “artist, revolutionary, nor martyr” (the focus of most nineteenth-century histories of Russia), because work in Russian archives is notoriously difficult
The Lengnangulong Sacred Stone from Vanuatu in France, Revisited
Ambrym, performing a revived version of a rom masked dance ceremony during the Third National Arts Festival of Vanuatu in Port Vila in 2009. Photo is courtesy of the author. Conclusion: Objects as Archives of a Disrupted Past While the
l'« Esquisse d'une théorie de la magie »
Dans une livraison précédente de la revue, nous avions évoqué le cas particulier des archives de Marcel Mauss, désormais conservées à l’IMEC. Ce fonds d’archives retrace une grande part de la vie savante et politique de Marcel Mauss, mais également de celle d’Henri Hubert, son « jumeau de travail » décédé en 1927 et dont Mauss récupéra une partie des archives. Ces documents lui servirent, entre autres, pour terminer la publication, dans la collection « L’évolution de l’Humanité » dirigée par Henri Berr, des deux volumes que Hubert consacra à l’histoire des Celtes et des Germains (Bert, 2010).