Historicizing the Archive
This article introduces a collection of articles that discuss the nature of “the archive” in the research and writing of media history. The archive is defined as a concept that covers questions of interpretation, evidence and authenticity. Therefore, the archive provides a focus for a critique of acts of classifying, collecting and storing the “evidence” that is the basis for media history. In this analysis archival logics and practices become themselves artifacts of history.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Communication Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Publication date: 2010-01-01