Call for Papers: Colonial Contexts in Libraries – Workshop at SBB in November 2023

The colonial past is increasingly the subject of public debate. Cultural heritage institutions bear a special responsibility, and museums in particular have already begun to reflect critically on their colonial entanglements and to investigate their colonial legacies. Provenance research and restitution debates have contributed to this. So far, libraries have played a marginal role in […]

Going Digital in a CAREful Age

The digitization of historical material at information and cultural heritage institutions is taking place as histories of colonialism increasingly take center stage in the ways libraries and museums reconsider their own past. The intersection of these fields raises important questions about the historical and ethical dimensions of digitizing historical material today. As international bodies develop […]

Project kick-off: IN_CONTEXT: Colonial Histories and Digital Collections

IN_CONTEXT is a two-year project with the aim of securing funding to digitise library collections related to colonial histories and to develop a virtual research environment. In the medium term, the virtual research environment is to serve as a central platform to study historical sources by documenting and by making available all relevant collections in […]