The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme:
Key Aspects and Recent Developments

The volume “The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: Key Aspects and Recent Developments” responds to the growing interest in the scientific study of the Memory of the World Programme (MoW) and its core concept of documentary heritage, which have received little attention from scholarship so far. The volume, which is the sixth publication in the Heritage Studies Series, provides a first collection of relevant ideas, reflections, theoretical and methodological considerations for the study of the MoW Programme, offering a basis for follow-up activities.

The volume, edited by Ray Edmondson, Lothar Jordan and Anca Claudia Prodan, brings together 21 international scientists to present aspects deemed crucial for understanding MoW, its development, relevance and potential. The aim is to encourage academic research on MoW and to enhance the understanding of its potential and place within Heritage Studies and beyond.


The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: Key Aspects and Recent Developments
Volume 6 of the Heritage Studies Series
Ray Edmondson, Lothar Jordan and Anca Claudia Prodan (Eds.)

Springer International Publishing AG


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: A New Road Is Opened
Ray Edmondson (Australia), Lothar Jordan (Germany), Anca Claudia Prodan (Germany/Romania)

Memory of the World: Basics, Principles, and Ethics

Memory of the World: An Introduction
Ray Edmondson (Australia)

Memory of the World: Key Principles and Philosophy
Joie Springer (Barbados)

The Memory of the World Registers and Their Potential
Roslyn Russell (Australia)

Memory of the World: The Recommendation, Guidelines and the Politics of Memory

The Pathway to the Recommendation Concerning the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage Including in Digital Form
Helen Jarvis (Cambodia)

Reviewing the MoW General Guidelines: Reflections on the Experience of 2015—2017
Ray Edmondson (Australia)

History Wars in the Memory of the World: The Documents of the Nanjing Massacre and the “Comfort Women”
Kyung-ho Suh (South Korea)

Memory of the World in Context: Heritage Diversity and Convergence

Methodological Convergence: Documentary Heritage and the International Framework for Cultural Heritage Protection
Richard A. Engelhardt (USA), Pernille Askerud (Denmark)

The Appropriation of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme in the Sociocultural 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 (Senegal)

Making the Past Visible for the Future: Map of the Old City of Aleppo
Sepideh Zarrin Ghalam (Germany/lran), Christoph Wessling (Germany)

Technological Challenges

Memory of the World, Documentary Heritage and Digital Technology: Critical Perspectives
Anca Claudia Prodan (Germany/Romania)

Documentary Heritage in the Digital Age: Born Digital, Being Digital, Dying Digital
Titia van der Werf (Netherlands), Bram van der Werf (Netherlands)

Documentary Heritage in the Cloud
Luciana Duranti (Canada/ltaly)

Audiovisual Documents and the Digital Age
Dietrich Schüller (Austria)

How to Make Information on Nuclear Waste Sustainable? A Case for the Participation of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme
Jonas Palm (Sweden), Lothar Jordan (Germany)

Education and Research

UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” in Schools: An Essay Towards a Global Dialogue Around a Common Culture of Universal Memories
Martin Porter (France/UK)

Memory of the World Education in Macau
Helen H. K. leong (Macau/China)

Approaching the Memory of the World Programme with Arts Education Projects
Jutta Ströter-Bender (Germany)

Exploring the Challenges Facing Archives and Records Management Professionals in Africa: Historical Influences, Current Developments and Opportunities
Shadrack Katuu (South Africa)

Terminology and Criteria of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: New Findings and Proposals for Research
Lothar Jordan (Germany)

Editors’ Afterwords

Back to the Future: A Reflection on Fundamentals Ray
Edmondson (Australia)

Building Bridges Between Memory of the World, the Academic World and Memory Institutions
Lothar Jordan (Germany)

Heritage Studies and the Memory of the World: Concluding Reflections
Anca Claudia Prodan (Germany/Romania)