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CFP – Archives on Fire: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields

July 27th, 2014

Steve Anderson


Studies in Contemporary Culture,


Volume 16.1 (2016)


Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields

Archives today are on fire–energized and endangered, mobile and mutable, ubiquitous and unique–as the library’s form and function in society undergo significant changes. Digital tools, open-access platforms, and social networks are transforming the fields of artistic creation, research, and knowledge production, sparking new interest in hand-made artifacts and ephemera, visual and audio cultures, manuscripts and printed texts, micro-histories and intentional communities. Dynamic channels for communication and production become possible within and across the disciplines. Hybrid forms of discourse challenge aesthetic, generic, and methodological standards, reconfiguring frameworks for authorship and audience, content and copyright, personae and politics within and beyond academia. Archives are vital forces of and for change.

This volume of RECONSTRUCTION, guest-edited by W. Scott Howard (University of Denver), invites proposals for articles, essays, and hybrid works addressing a range of creative and critical engagements, including, for example: archives, curation & museum studies; book arts, typography & design; collection development & access; crowdsourcing & DIY research; documentary poetics; emergent digital practices; game studies; image & text studies; information ethics & hacktivism; interdisciplinary & multimodal studies; literary & cultural studies; small press & open-access publishing; trans-discursive critical theory.

Proposals (November 30, 2014 deadline): send 300-word abstract and 2-page CV to showard[at]

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three Themed Issues and one Open Issue per year.

Send Open Issue submissions (year round) to: and submissions for Themed Issues to the appropriate editors listed on the site at

Reconstruction also accepts proposal for special issue editors and topics. Reconstruction is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

Media Archive pages for CDH events

August 13th, 2013

Steve Anderson

I’ve added some CDH archival material to the Events page.

Rather than creating new posts in the WordPress structure for archival materials, I created these “media archive” web pages from scratch.

It can be difficult to deal with audio files within WordPress — plugins are needed, and sometimes files must be hosted on third-party servers. Also, these audio files are much too large to be housed within the WordPress library.

By creating these external web pages, which are still hosted on our UCR/CDH webspace, we’re able to playback the audio recordings of past events using HTML5 technologies that are built into modern web browsers.

I also uploaded the event photographs to the WordPress library, and I made links to them on these media archive pages.

On the Events page, posts about past events are listed in red — and posts containing archival materials are listed in gray.


Here are the links to the posts I created, and more material is forthcoming:


BAM Colloquium this Friday

June 4th, 2013

Steve Anderson

Please join us for the Year-End Colloquium for Graduate Students in “BAM.”

Designated Emphasis in Book, Archive, and Manuscript Studies –

Friday, June 7, 10:00am to Noon

English Department Conference Room (HMNSS 2212)

Presentations by Steve Anderson, Cori Knight, and Heather Van Mouwerik

Display of printshop projects by Rebecca Addicks, Ann Garascia, Cori Knight, Jessica Roberson, and Anne Sullivan

This will also be a celebration of the new Mellon Workshop Grant awarded to the Material Cultures of the Book Working Group –