Help a Library Transcribe Magical Manuscripts & Recover the Charms, Potions & Witchcraft That Flourished in Early Modern Europe and America

Josh Jones writes about the Newberry Library's Transcribing Faith project, a transcription / translation project of its collection documenting 'the entwined practices of religion and reading" in early modern Europe.

ANN: The Igbo Conference: Memory Culture and Community, SOAS, 21st April 2018

This one-day international conference on 21st April at SOAS, University of London, will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas.

Re: Project STAND

A new article on Project STAND just came out on the blog of the Academic Archivist:

Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, "Project STAND: Documenting Student Activism from the Margins," Academic Archivist, April 12, 2018, https://academicarchivist.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/project-stand-documenting-student-activ...

Lae’l Hughes-Watkins is University Archivist, Assistant Professor at Kent State University and founder of Project STAND.

The Igbo Conference: Memory Culture and Community, SOAS, 21st April 2018

This one-day international conference on 21st April at SOAS, University of London, will provide a platform to discuss Igbo heritage studies and modes of documenting the past. The ‘Memory, Culture and Community’ conference seeks to promote the creation, management and use of records and archives, highlighting the need to preserve the archival heritage of people of Igbo descent around the world, through the sharing of experiences, research and ideas.

Incredible images of colonial India have been digitised for the first time

In 1868, the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) was established in London to promote knowledge about the British empire’s colonies abroad. Many of its members were civil servants, doctors, soldiers, and even missionaries who worked in India. Over the years, they donated to its library their diaries, letters, and artifacts, which revealed much about what it was like to live on the other side of the world.

Collection of 3,000 medieval manuscripts now online

After centuries of separation, one of the most valuable collections of manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age – the Bibliotheca Palatina – has been virtually reunited.

Source: Medievalists.Net, February 21, 2018, http://www.medievalists.net/2018/02/collection-3000-medieval-manuscripts-now-online/

With New Open Access Policy, the Newberry’s Digital Collections Are Now Available for Re-use without Licensing or Permission Fees

The Newberry has announced a major revision to its policy regarding the re-use of collection images: images derived from collection items are now available to anyone for any lawful purpose, whether commercial or non-commercial, without licensing or permission fees to the library.

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