Historicizing the Archive

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Abstract:

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.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10714420903558605

Affiliations: Department of Communication Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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