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Routledge Studies in Archives

About the Series

The Routledge Studies in Archives series publishes new and cutting-edge research in records and archives studies. Recognising the imperative for record-keeping work in support of memory, social justice, technical systems, legal rights and historical understanding, this series extends the disciplinary boundaries of archival studies. It sees the archival in personal, economic and political activity, historically and digitally situated cultures, subcultures and movements, technological and infrastructural developments and in many other places.

Routledge Studies in Archives brings scholarship from diverse academic and cultural traditions into conversation and presents the work of emerging and established scholars, side by side. It promotes the exploration of the intellectual history of archival science, the internationalisation of archival discourse and the building of new archival theory.

The Series Editor invites proposals for books that offer original thinking about archives and records. Authors interested in publishing in the series can contact Dr. Ahmed at Sumayya Ahmed sumayya.ah[email protected] and/or Dr. Lowry at [email protected]


10 Series Titles

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The Nordic Model of Digital Archiving

The Nordic Model of Digital Archiving

1st Edition


Edited By Greg Bak, Marianne Rostgaard
December 20, 2023

The Nordic Model of Digital Archiving explores the roots and strengths of Nordic digital archiving and proposes new directions to guide digital archivists in addressing the challenges posed by ever- changing digital technologies and the datafication of information and records. Digitization and ...

The Materiality of the Archive Creative Practice in Context

The Materiality of the Archive: Creative Practice in Context

1st Edition


Edited By Sue Breakell, Wendy Russell
October 30, 2023

The Materiality of the Archive is the first volume to bring together a range of methodological approaches to the materiality of archives, as a framework for their engagement, analysis and interpretation. Focusing on the archives of creative practices, the book reaches between and across existing ...

Archiving Cultures Heritage, community and the making of records and memory

Archiving Cultures: Heritage, community and the making of records and memory

1st Edition

By Jeannette A. Bastian
March 29, 2023

Archiving Cultures defines and models the concept of cultural archives, focusing on how diverse communities express and record their heritage and collective memory and why and how these often-intangible expressions are archival records. Analysis of oral traditions, memory texts and performance arts...

Urgent Archives Enacting Liberatory Memory Work

Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work

1st Edition

By Michelle Caswell
January 09, 2023

Urgent Archives argues that archivists can and should do more to disrupt white supremacy and hetero-patriarchy beyond the standard liberal archival solutions of more diverse collecting and more inclusive description. Grounded in the emerging field of critical archival studies, this book uncovers ...

The Remaking of Archival Values

The Remaking of Archival Values

1st Edition

By Victoria Hoyle
October 07, 2022

The Remaking of Archival Values posits that archival theory and practice are fields in flux, and that recent critical archival discourse that addresses neoliberalism, racism, and the legacies of colonialism and patriarchy represents a disruption not only to established principles but also to the ...

Ghosts of Archive Deconstructive Intersectionality and Praxis

Ghosts of Archive: Deconstructive Intersectionality and Praxis

1st Edition

By Verne Harris
August 01, 2022

Ghosts of Archive draws on the discourses of deconstruction, intersectionality and archetypal psychology to mount an argument that archive is fundamentally and structurally spectral and that the work of archive is justice. Drawing on more than 20 years of the author’s research on ...

Producing the Archival Body

Producing the Archival Body

1st Edition

By Jamie A. Lee
August 01, 2022

Producing the Archival Body draws on theoretical and practical research conducted within US and Canadian archives, along with critical and cultural theory, to examine the everyday lived experiences of archivists and records creators that are often overlooked during archival and media production. ...

Exhibiting the Archive Space, Encounter, and Experience

Exhibiting the Archive: Space, Encounter, and Experience

1st Edition

By Peter Lester
June 24, 2022

Exhibiting the Archive examines the role that exhibition plays in archives and analyses the impact they are understood to have on how users and visitors experience the archive. Drawing on research conducted in Europe, North America and Australia, the book analyses the key theoretical and social ...

Archiving Caribbean Identity Records, Community, and Memory

Archiving Caribbean Identity: Records, Community, and Memory

1st Edition

Edited By John Aarons, Jeannette A. Bastian, Stanley Hazley Griffin
June 13, 2022

Archiving Caribbean Identity highlights the "Caribbeanization" of archives in the region, considering what those archives could include in the future and exploring the potential for new records in new formats. Interpreting records in the broadest sense, the 15 chapters in this volume explore a ...

Archives, Recordkeeping and Social Justice

Archives, Recordkeeping and Social Justice

1st Edition

Edited By David A. Wallace, Wendy M. Duff, Renée Saucier, Andrew Flinn
December 13, 2021

Archives, Recordkeeping, and Social Justice expands the burgeoning literature on archival social justice and impact. Illuminating how diverse factors shape the relationship between archives, recordkeeping systems, and recordkeepers, this book depicts struggles for different social justice ...

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