I’m overjoyed by how the Active History Archives Theme Week has come together. This week emerged after the ‘secret archives’ new story and the subsequent response from the archival community. The goal of the theme week is to foster discussion between archivists and historians. Posts in the week tackle issues of archival labour, how private records end up in archives, the legacy of colonial collecting practices, collaboration within archives, and archival outreach.
The theme week includes the following posts: (I’ll update with hyperlinks to the posts once they are live on Active History)
- “Archives Theme Week: Creating Dialogue Between Archivists and Historians” by Krista McCracken
- “Missed connections: looking for everything in the archives” by Danielle Robichaud
- “What makes for an archives? A look at the core archival functions” by Roger Gillis
- “Archives, Constructed and Incomplete” by Sara Janes
- “Changing the Narrative” by Jennifer Weymark
- “Collaboration between archivists and historians” by Anna St.Onge
- “Ten Resources to Contextualize Archival Labour“
Many thanks to all of the fantastic archivists who contributed to this series.