148 pages | 13 B/W Illus.
The Strehlow Archive is one of Australia's most important collections of film, sound, archival records and museum objects relating to the ceremonial life of Aboriginal people. The aim of this book is to provide a significant study of the relationship of archives to contemporary forms of digital mediation. The volume introduces a specific archive, the Strehlow Collection, and tracks the ways in which its materials and research dissemination practices are influenced by media forms we now identify with the emergence of digital technology.
1. Introduction: Archaeologies of the digital archive and the persistence of cultural memory
2. The Strehlow Collection: A Dangerous Archive
3. The Remote Aboriginal Community of Hermannsburg/Ntaria
4. Mr. Strehlow's Films: Digitising the Dreaming
5. Image archives as totemic geomedia
6. Databases and the book: T.G.H. Strehlow’s Journey to Horseshoe Bend
7. Cantata Journey: Songs and Central Australia
8. Cultural Re-Integration, Participatory Archives and Aboriginal Knowing
9. Conclusion: Genealogies of memory, an ethos of storytelling?
Digital technologies are increasingly important to arts and humanities research, expanding the horizons of research methods in all aspects of data capture, investigation, analysis, modelling, presentation and dissemination. This series, one of the first and most highly regarded in the field, covers a wide range of disciplines and provides an authoritative reflection of the 'state of the art' in the application of computing and technology. The titles in this peer-reviewed series are critical reading not just for experts in digital humanities and technology issues, but for all scholars working in arts and humanities who need to understand the issues around digital research.