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The Atlantic: The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

The Atlantic: The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS. “Rescuing the world’s most precious antiquities from destruction is a painstaking project—and a Benedictine monk may seem like an unlikely person to lead the charge. 47 more words

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The Suffragettes Incarcerated

Jane Donaldson writes:

Working through the letters from the Pankhurst family to C.P. Scott in the Guardian archives, I have come across a number of letters concerned with Suffragettes in prison. 728 more words


How the 'guerrilla archivists' saved history - and are doing it again under Trump

I came across this article which was originally published on The Conversation and I immediately saved it for republishing. I think guerrilla archivists are an important aspect of social justice and protecting vulnerable memories–and that’s something that important to me. 1,480 more words


ASIO memo on Germaine Greer from 1971

I am currently putting together a work-in-progress paper on ASIO’s monitoring of the women’s liberation movement in Australia for an upcoming symposium hosted by the ANU Gender Institute, … 261 more words

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Fellowships (including curatorial research) at the National Library of Australia

Applications are now open for two new National Library of Australia Fellowships, bringing the total number of fellowships on offer for 2018 to eight. Additional Honorary Fellowships may be awarded to support research and special access, but without financial support. 522 more words


Archival Post #3 - "Batman V. Superman - Dawn of the Review"

Author’s Note: Yes I am a defender of this movie. There’s a few things I might go back and rewrite as more issues with the DC cinematic universe have been piling up since this was published, but I still stand by my opinions of the movie itself and the material within it, a year and a half later. 3,995 more words


Archival Post #2 - "For Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light"

Author’s Note: Another post I’m porting over to this blog, this is a commentary that ties a lot into heroic narratives that I enjoy, and I’ll probably refer back to many of these ideas when I start delving more fully into toku shows and other superheroes. 1,725 more words