Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
ARCHIVE / IMAGE - International Conference
NEW ARCHIVAL EPISTEMES IN THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE
March 7-8, 2014 at the Open Society Archives, Budapest.
The conference aims to bridge the gap between contemporary digital archival practices and academic theory regarding the image of and the image in the archive. It is only through studying the historicity of visual practices and the historical imagination that we can understand the potential of new technologies. The talks will reflect on the challenges in conceptualizing, exhibiting, and working in the archives by reconsidering the role of the image as an epistemic tool, the research expectations with regards to archives and the possibilities of joint expertise in making digital archives legible. Given the growing role of visual material in both researching and presenting historical data, the event will bring together scholars and specialists in the fields of history, archival science, media studies, film studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and design.
The conference is open to the public. To register please send your name and institutional affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5, 2014.