Monthly Archives: September 2014

Conference audio from ‘Transforming Information’ and ‘History after Hobsbawm’

Transforming Information: Record Keeping in the Early Modern World was held at the British Academy on 9-10 April 2014 (supported by P&P, the RHS and CRASSH).         I was sorry not to be there; it was by all accounts a terrific event. One of the convenors, Liesbeth Corens (@onslies), made a great storify as well as contributing to the exemplary conference tweeting (#BARecords).   The British Academy have been kind enough to let us have the audio files and they are all now available below.  (Some take a while to get going…)   Day one, first session, ‘Archives: Formation, Practice and Care’, chaired by Hamish Scott: Randolph Head, ‘Delineating archives around 1500: Information, state power and new forms of organization in the constitution of an early modern European cultural form’ Markus Friedrich, ‘Turning local culture archival: French feudal records and the specialists who took care of them’ Filippo de Vivo, ‘Power and conflict in the archives of early modern Italy’     Day one, second session, ‘Official and Institutional Record Keeping’, chaired by Jacob Soll: Kiri Paramore, ‘Knowledge, Records and the Information Order of the Early Modern Japanese State’ Jennifer Bishop, ‘Ralph Robynson: patronage and record-keeping in the London […]