Recent Publications

Riordan, M. (2019) “The State Papers and the Writing of History in Early Seventeenth Century England” in Maria Pia Donato and Anne Saada (eds.), Pratiques d’archives à l’époque moderne. Europe, mondes coloniaux Paris: Classiques Garnier, 69-93

Yeo, G., Record-Making and Record-Keeping in Early Societies, Routledge, 2021.

Lowry, J. & MacNeil, H. (eds.), Archival Thinking; Archaeologies and Geneaologies, special issue of Archival Science, 21:1, 2021.

Relevant Publications by Network Members

Journal Articles

Abioye, A. (2012) “Milestones in Archives Administration in Nigeria.” Comma, Journal of International Council on Archives, 2012- 1, pp.15-26.

Abioye, A. (2007) “Fifty Years of Archives Administration in Nigeria: Lessons for the Future.” Records Management Journal, 17:1, pp.52-62.

Ahmed, S. (2020). People of remembrance: archival thinking and religious memory in Sufi communitiesArchival  Science.

Ahmed, S. (2019). Archives du Maroc? The official and alternative national archives of Morocco.  Archives and Manuscripts.   DOI: 10.1080/01576895.2018.1558408

Ahmed, S. (2018). Seeking information from the lips of people”: Oral history’s place in the archives of Qatar and the Gulf region. Archival Science 

Bunn, J. (2016) “Archival description and automation: a brief history of going digital.” Archives and Records, 37:1, pp.65-78.

Ghaddar, J.J. and Caswell, M. (June 2019). “’to go beyond’: towards a decolonial archival praxis. Introduction to the Special Issue, Towards a Decolonial Archival Praxis.” Archival Science 19.2, pp. 71-85

Ghaddar, J.J. (Fall 2016). “The spectre in the archive: truth, reconciliation and Indigenous archival memory.” Archivaria 82, pp. 3-26

Jeurgens, C. (2019) “The insatiable archive. Regime change and information control in the Dutch colonial empire, c 1795-1825”.

Jeurgens, C. (2013). “The Untamed Archive: History-writing in the Netherlands East Indies and the Use of Archives.” History of the Human Sciences, 26:4, 84-106.

MacNeil, Heather. (2017) “Catalogues and the Collecting and Ordering of Knowledge (II): Debates about Catalogues and Cataloguing Practices in the British Museum and the Forebears of the Public Record Office of Great Britain, ca. 1750-1850,” Archivaria pp.1-35.

MacNeil, Heather. (2016) “Catalogues and the Collecting and Ordering of Knowledge (1): ca. 1550-1750.” Archivaria 82 pp. 27-53.

MacNeil, Heather and Jennifer Douglas, (2014) “The Generic Evolution of Calendars and Guides at the Public Records Office of Great Britain, ca. 1838-1968.” Information and Culture: A Journal of History 49:3 pp. 294-326.

Douglas, Jennifer and Heather MacNeil, (2014) “The Generic Evolution of Calendars, Guides and Inventories at the Public Archives of Canada, 1882-ca. 1975.” The American Archivist 77:1 pp.151-174.

MacNeil, Heather. (2006) “From the Memory of the Act to the Act Itself: The Evolution of Written Records as Proof of Jural Acts in England, 11th to 17th Century.” Archival Science.  6:3-4 pp. 313-328.

Nesmith, Tom. (2015) “Toward the Archival Stage in the History of Knowledge,” Archivaria 80 pp. 119-45.

Nesmith, Tom. (2006) “The Concept of Societal Provenance and Records of Nineteenth-Century Aboriginal–European Relations in Western Canada: Implications for Archival Theory and Practice,” Archival Science 6 pp. 351-360.

Nesmith, Tom. (2002) “Seeing Archives: Postmodernism and the Changing Intellectual Place of Archives,” The American Archivist  pp. 24 41.

Nesmith, Tom. (1999) “Still Fuzzy, But More Accurate: Some Thoughts on the ‘Ghosts’ of Archival Theory,”Archivaria 47 pp. 136-150.

Nesmith, Tom. (1982) “Archives From the Bottom Up: Social History and Archival Scholarship,” Archivaria 14 pp. 5-26.

Riordan, M. (2017) ‘Materials for History? Publishing Records as a Historical Practice in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England’, History of Humanities 2, pp. 51-77

Riordan, M. (2013) ‘”The King’s Library of Manuscripts”: The State Paper Office as Archive and Library’, Information and Culture 48  pp. 181-193

Riordan, M. (2011) ‘Printing, Selection, and the Cataloguing of Oxford Archives, c.1850-1950’, Journal of Society of Archivists, 32  pp. 51-62

Riordan, M. (2009) ‘Archives for Administrators or Archives for Antiquarians? A History of Archive Cataloguing in Four Oxford Colleges’, Journal of Society of Archivists, 30 pp. 93-115, with R. H. Darwall-Smith

Roy, A. (2018) “Une acquisition fondatrice,” Signatures, la revue de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Automne- hiver, pp. 20-21.

Roy, A. (2018) “A Fundamental Acquisition,” SignaturesThe Magazine of Library and Archives Canada, Fall/Winter, pp. 20-21.

Roy, A. (2018) “Francis-J. Audet, archiviste émérite au service du public,” Signatures, la revue de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, printemps-été, pp. 16-17.

Roy, A. (2018) “Francis-J. Audet, the Archivist Emeritus Who Served the Public,” Signatures, the Magazine of Library and Archives Canada, Spring/Summer, pp. 16-17

Qu, C. and & Guo, X. (2018) “The Archival Thinking of Hugh Taylor: a Perspective of Memory.” Archives Science Bulletin, 2018-3, pp. 43-47

Qu, C. et al. (2017) “Research Overview on Archive and Memory in Recent Years.” Archives Science Study, 2017-1, pp. 19-25

Qu, C. (2016) “Deconstruction and Reestablishment: Reflection on the Public Trust of Archival Profession in the Post-modernism Context.” Archives Science Bulletin,2016-3, pp. 8-12

Book Chapters

Jeurgens, C. (2012). “Information on the move. Colonial archives: pillars of past global information exchange.” In C. Jeurgens, T. Kappelhof, & M. Karabinos (Eds.), Colonial legacy in South East Asia: the Dutch archives.  Jaarboek / Stichting Archiefpublicaties; No. 11. ‘s-Gravenhage: Stichting Archiefpublicaties. pp. 45-65.

Jeurgens, C. (2016). “The bumpy road to transparency: Access and secrecy in 19th-century records in the Dutch East Indies.” In F. Foscarini, H. MacNeil, B. Mak, & G. Oliver (Eds.), Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and Theories. London: Facet Publishing. pp. 127-146.

Jeurgens, C. (2015). “Networks of Information: The Dutch East Indies.” In C. Antunes, & J. Gommans (Eds.), Exploring the Dutch Empire: Agents, Networks and Institutions, 1600-2000. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 95-130.

MacNeil, Heather. (2015) “The role of calendars in constructing a community of historical workers in the Public Records Office of Great Britain ca. 1850-1950.” In Jack Anderson (Ed.) Genre Theory in Information Studies. Bingley, UK: Emerald. pp. 93-115.

Nesmith, Tom. (forthcoming) “A Portrait of the Archivist as a Young Man: Terry Cook, A Life in Archives Begins” introductory article for Tom Nesmith, Greg Bak, and Joan Schwartz eds., “All Shook Up”: The Archival Legacy of Terry Cook (this a compendium of the late Terry Cook’s best previously published articles, with commentaries from an international group of archival scholars, to be published by the Society of American Archivists and Association of Canadian Archivists.)

Nesmith, Tom. (2015) “Principle of Provenance” in Luciana Duranti and Patricia Franks, eds., Encyclopedia of Archival Science. Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Scarecrow Press, pp. 284-88.

Nesmith, Tom. (2015) “Archives (Institution)” in Luciana Duranti and Patricia Franks, eds., Encyclopedia of Archival Science. Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Scarecrow Press, pp. 92-95.

Riordan, M. (2018) “Approaching the Archive” in C Loffman and H Philips, A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts. London and New York: Routledge


MacNeil, Heather. Trusting Records: Legal, Historical, and Diplomatic Perspectives. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000. 163 pp.


Ghaddar, J.J. (Feb. 2018). ‘that keening trajectory’: archival place, Third world futurities, & the making of a global order. Information Studies Colloquium Series, UCLA’s Information Studies Department – Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Ghaddar, J.J. (June 2019). Towards a historically-informed decolonial archival praxis: national archival development, ‘total archives,’ and the making of settler Canada. Panel paper at Let’s Start at the Beginning: Archival Origins, Association of Canadian Archivists’ Annual Conference – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jeurgens, C. (2014). Risk-based appraisal of records: some developments in Dutch appraisal practice. In Proceedings of the DLM Forum – Triennial Conference: Making the information governance landscape in Europe; 10-14 November 2014 – Lisbon, Portugal