Conference: Looted, lost or hidden. Archives and Politics
Ever since ancient times, people have created archives that have documented activity of different kinds. To organize, preserve and have knowledge of archives lies as a foundation in the identities of nations, groups and individuals.
Proper storage and use of archives allows us to investigate and find knowledge about the past. But the archive is a selective memory. It is both a tool for remembering and expression of oblivion. For some reasons, some stories have been hidden in the archives, or the archives have been kept hidden from the public. Some archives have been tried destroyed. This shows that archives can be explosive as tools for power or opposition in different societies.
We wish to point out some of the fields in which archives and the processing of these have become central, both because they are suppressed, contribute as identity and propaganda and are examples of archives that have been collected and reconstructed precisely because one feels that they are missing.
The conference is a collaboration between Preus Museum (the National Museum of Photography); The National Archives of Norway; Department of Archivists, Library and Information Sciences/Faculty of Social Sciences/Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, the magazine Arkiv and the Publisher ABM-media. With support from the Fritt Ord foundation.
Stiftelsen Fritt Ord
Conference language: English
See full program: http://bit.ly/Preus_Lostorhidden
Entry deadline: February 21st