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Austrian “Gypsies” in the Italian archives

Historical ethnography on multiple border crossings at the beginning of the twentieth century

Paola Trevisan

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

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'Archive Man'

Stephen Poliakoff and the Archive

Elizabeth Robertson

The writer-director Stephen Poliakoff’s thematic concerns with history and memory have repeatedly returned to the archive as a site of discovery. Poliakoff’s use, and exploration, of archives in his work has coincided with a marked rise in mainstream cultural engagement with archives for personal use, as well as an archival turn in literary scholarship. This article explores the different types of archive and archival material found in Poliakoff’s dramas for stage and screen, mapping the topography of public and private archives in his work, in turn revealing the commentaries these dramas are making about how we create and use archives, and who and what they are for.

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Elizabeth C. Macknight

This article presents two case studies, from Scotland and the Scottish Islands, of communities' engagement with archives and their attitudes toward heritage. The case studies arise out of knowledge transfer between an historian employed in an academic role at a Scottish university and two “third sector“ organizations. By comparing the perspectives of historians, archivists, and community organizations the article shows the different ways in which these separate interest groups perceive the value of archives. It then points to some of the possibilities and challenges of working collaboratively to deepen understanding about the past and to create wider opportunities, now and in the future, for historical interpretation, teaching, learning, and research. In the era of digital technologies, it is recommended that undergraduate students be taught the key concepts of archival theory and practice, while also being encouraged to experience working with original archival documents.

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Archival Resistance

Reading the New Right

Annika Orich

, 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

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Gendered Images and Soviet Subjects

How the Komsomol Archive Enriched My Understanding of Gender in Soviet War Culture

Adrienne M. Harris

with the methods of gender history. As I evolved from a graduate student in a Slavic languages and literatures program to a scholar who publishes on gender history, two archives have shaped the development of my research questions; I will discuss these

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Jess Dorrance

and trans subjects becoming images and to consider the ways in which we might care for these images in the archives of history. 2 From Saidiya Hartman (1997 , 2019 ) to José Esteban Muñoz (2009) , Carolyn Dinshaw (1999) , and many others

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Online Documents of India’s Past

Digital Archives and Memory Production

Katja Müller

& Narrative based Archive”—the background now changes to a yellowed map of the Indian subcontinent—“presents true stories of the Indian Subcontinent … presented by people from all over the world.” After these introductory statements, the film shows about three

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Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

evidence of at-home theatrical activities, girls’ own voices and their creative work was essential to girl-centered analysis, so I started a challenging process of finding girls in the historical record, treating the archives as though they were research

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Unpacking the Museum Register

Institutional Memories of the Potlatch Collection Repatriation

Emma Knight

traces of the potlatch collection’s repatriation found in the CMH’s archives, the ROM’s registration and curatorial files, and U’mista Cultural Centre’s archives. At the CMH’s archives, I was greeted by approximately seven boxes of correspondence that

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NOT Finding Women in the Archives

The Case of Evgeniia Serebrennikova, Pioneering Woman Physician in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia

Michelle DenBeste

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