Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association

Archives and Records is a highly respected research publication for thoseworking in the archives and records sector.


 

Issued three times a year to ARA Members, it contains topical research and articles relevant to archivists, archive conservators and records managers, as well as to all involved in the study and interpretation of archives.

Archives and Records aims to represent current professional practices and research. If you are working within the archive sector, planning to develop and grow your career, or just have an interest, Archives and Records makes enjoyable and informative reading. As well as being issued to ARA Members Archives and Records has over 3000 Institutional and Individual subscribers around the world.

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Call for Guest Editors: Special Issue on Research by Students and New Professionals

Archival practice and the academic discipline of archival studies are developing rapidly and radically in response to and anticipation of social and political forces, theoretical interventions and socio-technological developments. In this exciting time for the field, student and new professional voices continue to contribute greatly. The research conducted by students in the UK and Ireland has long made valuable contributions to the literature, helping to effect positive change in how we understand records and their management, uses and impacts. Examples from recent years include Kathleen Brennan’s research into the authenticity of tweets in the context of Trump’s administration, Alicia Chilcott’s work on protocols for describing racist records, Eliza McKee’s history of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, and Edd Mustill’s use of Marxist labour theory to illuminate the enclosure of open government data.(1) Students and new professionals bring important new ideas into archival theory and practice, and Archives and Records seeks to encourage this reshaping of the field.

We are planning a special issue of Archives and Records that presents the work of current and recent students and new professionals, and we are seeking guest editors. We invite expressions of interest from doctoral students in archival studies who are based at UK or Irish universities and/or new professionals in the UK or Ireland with a record of publication. Expressions of interest, comprising a CV (listing any publications) and a 200 word statement explaining how the opportunity will contribute to your academic or professional development, should be sent before 1 July 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copied to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Guest editors will be chosen by the journal editors on the basis of their publication record and/or demonstrated engagement with research and scholarship in archival studies. Preference will be given to those who have not yet had editorial experience.

Selected guest editors will work with James Lowry throughout 2022 on a special issue with an expected publication date of January 2023.(2) Guest editors will receive mentoring in drafting calls for papers, identifying peer reviewers and managing the peer review process, working with authors on revisions and re-submissions, copy-editing, and writing an introduction to the issue. The time commitment required will vary over the course of the process, but should be no more than two hours per week, at most. Any queries about the opportunity can be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Notes

1) Brennan, Kathleen Margaret. “Believe Me: Authenticity, Federal Social Media Use, and the Problematized Record in the American Digital Public Sphere,” in “Information / Control: Control in the Age of Post-Truth,” eds. Stacy E. Wood, James Lowry, and Andrew J Lau. Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 2, no.2 (2019); Chilcott, Alicia. (2019). Towards protocols for describing racially offensive language in UK public archives. Archival Science. 19. 1-18; Eliza McKee (2019) The origins and development of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1922–1948, Archives and Records, 40:2, 164-178; Mustill, Edd. “Understanding How Open Government Data is Used in Capital Accumulation: Towards a Theoretical Framework,” in “Information/Control: Control in the Age of Post-Truth,” eds. Stacy E. Wood, James Lowry, and Andrew J Lau. Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 2, no.2 (2019).

2) Dr James Lowry (Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York) has edited or co-edited five special issues of journals and two books, with a third in production. He is series editor for the Routledge Studies in Archives book series and serves on the editorial board of a number of journals, including Archives and Records.

 

 

Looking to Contribute?

There are many ways to get involved with Archives and Records, either as an author, an editor or a peer reviewer. Engaging with new ideas and reflecting on existing practice is a vital part of being a professional, and getting involved with Archives and Records will enhance your own continuing professional development and allow you to share your insights and potentially influence the direction of the profession and beyond. Please see the following for further information on how to get involved and then get in touch (details below). We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Editorial correspondence should be addressed to one of the following:

Helen Hockx-Yu
Office of Information Technologies 
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame 46556 IN
United States 
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Dr Victoria Hoyle
Department of History
University of York
Heslington
York, YO10 5NH
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Sarah-Joy Maddeaux
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
PO Box 303
CH-1211
Geneva 19
Switzerland
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To suggest a book or digital resource for review, or for queries about obituaries, please contact the Reviews and Obituaries Editor:

Helen Kavanagh
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