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The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme

Key Aspects and Recent Developments (Heritage Studies)

Ray Edmondson (Editor), Lothar Jordan (Editor), Anca Claudia Prodan (Editor)

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1. Introduction: A New Road is Opened

Ray Edmondson, Lothar Jordan, Anca Claudia Prodan

Part I MEMORY OF THE WORLD: BASICS, PRINCIPLES, AND ETHICS

2. Memory of the World - An Introduction

Ray Edmondson

3. Memory of the World: Key Principles and Philosophy

Joie Springer

4. Memory of the World Registers and Their Potential

Roslyn Russell

PART II MEMORY OF THE WORLD: THE RECOMMENDATION, GUIDELINES AND THE POLITICS OF MEMORY

5. The Pathway to the Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage including in Digital Form

Helen Jarvis

6. Reviewing the MoW General Guidelines - Reflections on the Experience of 2015-2017

Ray Edmondson

7. History Wars in the Memory of the World: The Documents of the Nanjing Massacre and the "Comfort Women"

Kyung-ho Suh

PART III MEMORY OF THE WORLD IN CONTEXT: HERITAGE DIVERSITY AND CONVERGENCE

8. Methodological Convergence: Documentary Heritage and the International Framework for Cultural Heritage Protection

Richard Engelhardt and Pernille Askerud

9. The Appropriation of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme in the Socio-cultural Context of West Africa: The Contribution of the Department "Heritage Professions" of the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis of Senegal to a Better Management of Oral Archives

Papa Momar Diop

10. Making the Past Visible for the Future; Map of the Old City of Aleppo

Sepideh Zarrin Ghalam and Christoph Wessling

PART IV TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES

11. Memory of the World, Documentary Heritage and Digital Technology: Critical Perspectives

Anca Claudia Prodan

12. Documentary Heritage in the Digital Age: Born Digital, Being Digital, Dying Digital

Titia van der Werf and Bram van der Werf

13. Documentary Heritage in the Cloud

Luciana Duranti

14. Audiovisual Documents and the Digital Age

Dietrich Sch ller

15. How to Make Information on Nuclear Waste Sustainable? A Case for the Participation of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme

Jonas Palm and Lothar Jordan

PART V EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

16. UNESCO's 'Memory of the World in Schools: An Essay towards a Global Dialogue around a Common Culture of Universal Memories

Martin Porter

17. Memory of the World Education in Macau

Helen H.K. Ieong

18. Approaching the Memory of the World Programme with Arts Education Projects

Jutta Str ter-Bender

19. Exploring the Challenges Facing Archives and Records Professionals in Africa: Historical Influences, Current Developments and Opportunities

Shadrack Katuu

20. Terminology and Criteria of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: New Findings and Proposals for Research

Lothar Jordan

PART VI EDITORS' AFTERWORDS

21. Back to the Future: A Reflection on Fundamentals

Ray Edmondson

22. Building Bridges between Memory of the World, the Academic World and Memory Institutions

Lothar Jordan

23. Heritage Studies and the Memory of the World - Concluding Reflections

Anca Claudia Prodan

Springer, 9783030184407, 340pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2019



About the Author

Ray Edmondson is an international consultant, teacher and writer on audiovisual archiving and documentary heritage issues. He is Curator Emeritus of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, and his 2012 doctoral thesis analysed its history. He has undertaken missions for UNESCO, and been involved in the Memory of the World Program since 1996 in various committee roles. His major writings include Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles (UNESCO, 3rd edition 2016) and have been translated into a dozen languages. Lothar Jordan is a professor of literature. He worked in universities and in a literature museum. After his retirement in 2018 he continues as an academic author, e.g. working on the history of the German terms of "press freedom". Lothar Jordan was engaged in ICOM, and is active in the Memory of the World programme since 2009, e.g. as vice chair of its IAC (2013-2017), and currently as chair of its Sub-Committee on Education and Research (SCEaR). Anca Claudia Prodan is an early career researcher, with degrees in Anthropology, Philosophy, World Heritage Studies, and Heritage Studies. Since 2010, she has focused her research on the Memory of the World Programme. She is a Corresponding Member of the Sub-Committee on Education and Research (SCEaR) of the UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Heritage Studies Series, and a member of the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V.