The Housing Memory Conference Proceedings have been published! After a long, rigorous editorial process (some of which was done in the weeks after I had started work – yikes), the latest volume of the Faculty of Information Quarterly has arrived. Read the publication announcement:
We are extremely pleased to announce the third volume of the Faculty of Information Quarterly: The Housing Memory Conference Proceedings (http://fiq.ischool.utoronto.ca/index.php/fiq)!
This issue is the collection of articles submitted from presenters of the Housing Memory conference, held at the Faculty of Information during March, 2009. The event – which brought together students from across North America, and featured a keynote address from Geoffrey Bowker of Santa Clara University – was a great success, and the provocative, compelling presentations given are captured through these proceedings.
The theme of the conference was meant to bring together and showcase the diversity of work done by graduate students in the Information community. The theme, “housing memory,” allowed for an exploration of memory and its manifestations in forms such as archives, libraries, museums, information systems, texts, and material or digital artefacts. This broad area of inquiry considered the implications of the institutionalization of memory, and engaged issues such as policy, practice, politics, history and technology. These themes – brought together in an exciting, vibrant conference – are echoed in these fascinating and reflective works.
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Table of Contents:
Ania Dymarz, Monica Rettig, Conference Organizers
‘The Sun was Obscured by the Smoke of Books’: Libraries and Memory Institutions in Conflict Since the End of the Cold War
Unity in Diversity: Multiculturalism, Nationalism and the Representation of History in the Slovak National Museum
“We’d Lose Our Shirt!”: How Canada’s Cultural Policy Has Shaped the Canadian Literary Canon
The People’s Papers? A Comparison of the Treatment of Government Leaders’ Records in Canada and the U.S.
Subject Headings (Mis)Informing Memory
District Six Museum’s Critical Pedagogy: Making Spaces to Heal Community Memories
Into the “Immortal Well”: Uses of Time Capsules in the Present
Food Conjures Memory: Making Memory in the Museum
Naked Memory: The Spencer Tunick Experience in the Museum Space
Performance as Exhibit: When Edward Curtis met the Kwak-waka’wakw
Making the record from memory: A case for documenting the personal
Memory and Knowledge in Organizations
Patterns of Remembering on Résumés