Archive policy and national identity / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Archive policy and national identity

Cycle C.P. Cavafy

1 December 2014
Upper Stage
Academics, researchers and writers tackle the burning issue of archive access and its links to national culture.
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Academics, researchers and writers tackle the burning issue of archive access and its links to national culture. Memory, identity, past, narrative: four concepts linked to archive access and use which also shed light on the multifaceted meaning of the archive. This discussion at the OCC will be the first in a major series of events aimed at setting a dialogue in motion concerning different archive practices and their relationship to national culture.

Who administers and maintains an archive? What can be included in an archive and what cannot? How does the organization of an archive reflect social and academic structures? Who has access to an archive and how can this be changed in the Internet era? The difference between closed and open archives is a political as well as a legal issue. Today, perhaps more than ever, we are in a position to appreciate why archives are more than repositories of the past and understand that they are the spaces in which our relationship with the future takes shape.


Vasilis Lambropoulos: C. P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek, Professor of Comparative Literature and Classical Studies, University of Michigan
Anastasios-Ioannis D. Metaxas: Professor Emeritus of Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Dimitris Dimiroulis: Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University
Vaggelis Karamanolakis: Assistant Professor in the Theory of History and Historiography, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; Contemporary Social History Archives
Giannis Papatheodorou: Assistant professor, Department of Mediaeval and Neohellenic Philology, University of Ioannina
Eri Stavropoulou: Professor of Neohellenic Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Anna Maria Droubouki: Postdoctoral researcher, Research Centre for Modern History, Panteion University

Dimitris Papanikolaou: Associate professor in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Oxford

Academic Advisor: Anastasios-Ioannis D. Metaxas
Designer of Ιnitiatives of the Archive: Afroditi Panagiotakou
Scholarly Advisor: Dimitris Papanikolaou
Project Manager: Theodoros Chiotis

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