Book Chapter

Introduction

Ann Genovese, Trish Luker, Kim Rubenstein

The Court as Archive | ANU E Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

Until the late 20th century, ‘an archive’ generally meant a repository for documents, as well as the generic name for the wide range of documents the repository might hold. An archive could be visited, and then also searched, to discover past actions or lives that had meaning for the present. While historians and historiographers have long understood the contests that archives contain, and represent, the very idea of ‘the archive’ has, over the last 40 years, become the subject and object of widening, and intensified, consideration. This consideration has been intellectual (from scholars in a wide range of disciplines) and public (from communities and individuals whose stories are held capti..

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