Liz Stanley

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Archives help families save everyday treasures

Everyone owns something with sentimental value: a movie ticket yellowed with age, a report card from primary school, or a first love letter. The …

Letter shows anguish of families waiting for news of doomed HMS Terror expedition

When Captain Sir John Franklin’s ships vanished in the Arctic on a mission to discover the North West Passage, the story gripped Victorian England.<p>HMS Erebus and HMS Terror became trapped in ice and the 129 men on board waited in vain for rescue, before finally setting out on foot in a doomed …

The economic impact of colonialism

The immense economic inequality we observe in the world today is the path-dependent outcome of a multitude of historical processes, one of the most …

Fun-Da-Mental

Whose Word is the N Word?

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>10</b><b>2</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) In recent news, comedian Bill Maher was figuratively lynched by a mob of angry <i>Black viewers</i> and …

Apartheid spy Williamson’s dark heart exposed

Professor of Humanities and the Director of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS), University of JohannesburgPeter Vale is Professor …

Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of South Africa’s economic woes

Lecturer of Finance and Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, specializing in Finance, University of Cape Town<p>Senior Lecturer, UCT Graduate School of …

19 literary things to do for book lovers in Edinburgh

<b>By Harris Brine</b><p>Over a decade ago Edinburgh became UNESCO’s first City of Literature, and for good reason.<p>Scotland has produced some of literary …

Last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots: Display extended by three hours

<b>The last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots, is to be displayed for an extra three hours due to high public demand.</b><p>The letter was written just six hours before her execution on 8 February 1587.<p>The 430-year-old handwritten letter has not been on display in Edinburgh since 2009.<p>For preservation reasons, …

National Libraries

Holocaust Memorial Museum Launches Kickstarter to Digitize 200 Diaries

Reminders of the Holocaust persist as photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings, but some of the most moving remnants from the period can be found …

Live Science

Words on a page<p>Throughout history, scientists, explorers, activists and artists have recorded their thoughts and observations in journals and …

Einstein’s personal letters go up for auction

JERUSALEM — A collection of letters written by Albert Einstein is set to go to auction next week, offering a new glimpse at the Nobel-winning …

Helen Zille's great miscalculation

Western Cape Premier Hellen Zille appears to have had a calmer weekend. At least she hasn’t tweeted anything that questions the decision of her party …

A Typology of Colonialism | AHA

In the past several years, settler colonial theory has taken over my field, Native American studies. Comparative indigenous histories focused …

Colonialism

If these libraries do not exist in the real world yet, they should

Inevitably, it all began with Borges, as ‘Invisible Libraries’ reveals.<p>In the library of “Birkertsia”, during a conversation undocumented by the …

UCT still South Africa’s top university – but there’s a new number two

2016<p>2015<p>University<p>191<p>191<p>University of Cape Town<p>361<p>395<p>Stellenbosch University<p>364<p>359<p>University of Witwatersrand<p>501-550<p>551-600<p>University of …

How Evernote changed the way I work in archives

Okay, forgive me the borderline clickbait title.[1] I’m writing this blog post not because I think I’ve found the answer, but because I’ve said to …

Productivity

Victoria’s Secrets: What the Royal Archives Didn’t Want You to Know About England’s Queen

SYDNEY, Australia — To work in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle in England is one of the most delicious prizes for a researcher. Climbing the steps to the Round Tower, where you can read centuries-old correspondence between monarchs and their ministers, untie ribbons binding intimate family …

Archives

See the Misspelled Royalty Check Jane Austen Got for Emma

Jane Austen, it seems, wasn’t all that picky about how you spelled her name. One of the English author’s royalty checks is going on display at the …

This white reporter from Pittsburgh dressed like a black man for 30 days to expose Southern racism

The new book ‘30 Days a Black Man’ looks back at his story<p>In 1948, a white, Pittsburgh-based journalist named Ray Sprigle laid out in the punishing …

Brown v. Board of Education

Helen Keller Writes a Letter to Nazi Students Before They Burn Her Book: “History Has Taught You Nothing If You Think You Can Kill Ideas” (1933)

Helen Keller achieved notoriety not only as an individual success story, but also as a prolific essayist, activist, and fierce advocate for poor and …

Helen Trumped by her Thumbs

But: none of that makes Mussolini, Hitler or colonialism defensible in any way. As one of Mrs Zille’s greatest fans, I was prepared to give her the …

Zille's deadly 'colonialism' Tweet: A reminder whites must 'shut up' - Everatt

<i>A storm has erupted around Helen Zille, former leader of the DA and Western Cape Premier, over a Tweet about colonialism and an article stating her</i> …

Unrepentant Zille dismisses 'tsunami' over her 'statement of fact' on colonialism

Colonialism

Are Archives Forever?

A few days ago, I gave a keynote speech at the XV MAGIS Film Studies Spring School at the FilmForum in Gorizia, Italy. I was invited by professor …

Explore the City of London's archives at a new exhibition

A tiny strip of parchment dating back to 1067 is the star attraction in a series of events marking the 950th anniversary of the City of London's …

England

Archives and Access in the 21st Century

Some 30 years ago moving image archives began migrating from the fringes of media culture towards the center. For some (but not all) collections, …