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by Francis X. Blouin Jr.,William G. Rosenberg
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  • Author:
    Francis X. Blouin Jr.,William G. Rosenberg
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    0199740542
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    978-0199740543
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    Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 18, 2011)
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    272 pages
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Francis X. Blouin Jr. is Director of the Bentley Historical Library and Professor in the History Department and School of Information at the University of Michigan. From 1984 to 2004 he led an effort to do a complete inventory of the archives of the Vatican

Francis X. From 1984 to 2004 he led an effort to do a complete inventory of the archives of the Vatican. He has served on the board of the Council on Library and Information Resources. William G. Rosenberg is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan.

In their new book, Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and the Archives, Francis X. Blouin, J. Blouin, Jr. (Bentley Historical Library) and William Rosenberg (Univ. of Michigan), explore the growing divide between historians and archivists. William Rosenberg: Mainly we wanted to help historians become more informed about what archives have become and the difficult new problems archivists are now facing, and also help inform archivists about the new and interesting ways many historians are now approaching their subjects, something many archivists think they can no longer be concerned about.

by Francis X. (Author), William G. Rosenberg (Author). FXB: Professor of History and Information Sciences & Director, Bentley Library, University of Michigan.

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This book situates archives as subjects rather than places of study. Francis X. Blouin, Jr and William G. Rosenberg. For historians and those interested in history, the book explains the challenges archivists face in managing both traditional and digital documentation. It examines how archives have traditionally acquired and processed materials deemed archival and the changes wrought by the explosive growth of documents of all sorts.

Francis Blouin and William G. Rosenberg}, year {2011} . Rosenberg}, year {2011} }. Jr. Francis Blouin, William G. Introduction: On the Intersections of Archives and History PART I: ARCHIVES, HISTORY, AND THE OPENING OF THE ARCHIVAL DIVIDE Chapter 1 - Authoritative History and Authoritative Archives Chapter 2 - The Turn Away from Historical Authority in the Archives Chapter 3 - Archival Authorities and New Technologies Chapter 4 - The Turn Away from Archival Authority in History Chapter 5 - Archival Essentialism and the Archival Divide PART. II: PROCESSING THE PAST Chapter 6 - The Social Memory Proble. ONTINUE READING.

Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and the Archives by Dr. Rosenberg (Bill) '60 View author page View alumni profile Francis X. Oxford University Press; 2011; 272 pp. Genre: Non-fiction Category: History Additional Information - Library. Genre: Non-fiction Category: History Additional Information - Library Catalog. Amherst College 220 South Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002.

Processing the Past : Contesting Authority in History and the Archives. Processing the Past explores the dramatic changes taking place in historical understanding and archival management, and hence the relations between historians and archivists. by Francis X. Blouin and William G.

6 Blouin, Francis X. and Rosenberg, William . Processing the past: contesting authority in history and the archives (Oxford, 2011), p. 3. 7 Using ‘authority’, here, in the technical sense that emerged in the twentieth century

6 Blouin, Francis X. 7 Using ‘authority’, here, in the technical sense that emerged in the twentieth century. See Blouin and Rosenberg, Processing, p. 127, for a definition; as they conclude (p. 137): ‘Historicizing the nature of historical narration demands a corresponding historicizing of the essentialism of documents, as well as archival practices. 8 Critical theory appropriated the term archive in the 1970s and 1980s, particularly in Derrida's, JacquesArchive fever:. Rosenberg, "The Turn Away from Archival Authority in History," in Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and the Archives (2011). George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). org, Secrecy Report 2013.

Processing the Past explores the dramatic changes taking place in historical understanding and archival management, and hence the relations between historians and archivists. Written by an archivist and a historian, it shows how these changes have been brought on by new historical thinking, new conceptions of archives, changing notions of historical authority, modifications in archival practices, and new information technologies. The book takes an "archival turn" by situating archives as subjects rather than places of study, and examining the increasingly problematic relationships between historical and archival work.By showing how nineteenth- and early twentieth-century historians and archivists in Europe and North America came to occupy the same conceptual and methodological space, the book sets the background to these changes. In the past, authoritative history was based on authoritative archives and mutual understandings of scientific research. These connections changed as historians began to ask questions not easily answered by traditional documentation, and archivists began to confront an unmanageable increase in the amount of material they processed and the challenges of new electronic technologies. The authors contend that historians and archivists have divided into two entirely separate professions with distinct conceptual frameworks, training, and purposes, as well as different understandings of the authorities that govern their work. Processing the Past moves toward bridging this divide by speaking in one voice to these very different audiences. Blouin and Rosenberg conclude by raising the worrisome question of what future historical archives might be like if historical scholars and archivists no longer understand each other, and indeed, whether their now different notions of what is archival and historical will ever again be joined.

Bukus
This book makes excellent points comparing the roles of historians and archivists in the shaping of social memory. However, why.... for the love of God, are there no real page numbers? This is one of my class texts, and following along using Kindle's arbitrary location system is murdering my fingers. Please, gods of Kindle, let us have an update soon with page numbers, or give us a list of where each page corresponds to each location.
Lonesome Orange Kid
About half the book was worth reading unless you are completely new to studying history.