MARTOR 24 / 2019

POLITICS OF MEMORY: THE COLLECTING, STORAGE, OWNERSHIP AND SELECTIVE DISCLOSURE OF ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

Coordinators: Corina Iosif, Bogdan Iancu, Iris Șerban

Contents • Sommaire

Corina IOSIF, Bogdan IANCU
Introduction. Inside and Outside the Archive: the Uses of Archives and Archival Practice

I. In the Beginning Was the Archive: Storing as Production of Memory
Mădălina VÂRTEJANU-JOUBERT
Débuts de la photographie, débuts de l’archive photographique : Bonfils au Harvard Semitic Museum

Viviana IACOB
Looking for Bauh: Negatives and Prints in the Romanian Peasant Museum Image Archive

Alexandru IORGA
Archives as Ruins: Means of Understanding the Future in an Era of Wrecks

II. Archives: the Purposes of Remembering, the Purposes of Forgetting
Maria CRISTACHE
The “Socialist Modernism” Platform: Online Archives and Knowledge Production in Central and Eastern Europe

Inis SHKRELI
Communist Politics of Archives: The Case of the Ethnomusicology Archive at the Institute of Folk Culture in Tirana

Astrid CAMBOSE
“Whose Property Are My Letters?” Inside Monica Lovinescu and Virgil Ierunca’s Archive

Raluca MATEOC
The Aliyah of 1949: Unpublished Migration Requests of Jews from Romania as Vehicles of Memory

III. People and the Never-Ending Archive

Claudia CÂMPEANU, Mara MĂRĂCINESCU
Sounding Out the Personal Archive

Iris ȘERBAN, Ioana POPESCU, Andra TARARA
The Little White/Black Book of the Ethnological Archive of the Museum of the Romanian Peasant. 2009-2019

Rucsandra POP, Alexandru IORGA
Making the Documents Speak—A Creative Exploration of the Mihai Pop Fonds

IV. The Archive as Artistic Language

Iosif KIRÁLY
When Document Becomes Art and Art Becomes Document. Several Art Projects Based on Photographic Collections or Archives

Szilárd MIKLÓS
The Passenger Retrospective of the Minerva Press Photo Archive: Publishing of a Research Infrastructure

V. Fieldnotes and Dialogues

Ionuț MAREȘ
“Now is the Time to Include the Films Produced by the Alexandru Sahia Documentary Studio in Our Conversations About the Communist Past.” An Interview with Adina Brădeanu

Călina BÂRZU
Reclaiming the Visual Archive of the Furniture Factory in Iași

VI. Book Reviews

Alexandra Urdea,  From Storeroom to Stage: Romanian Attire and the Politics of Folklore, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Publishers, 2018, 210 p. (reviewed by Călin COTOI)

Inge Daniels, What Are Exhibitions For? An Anthropological Approach, London and Oxford: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, 256 p. (reviewed by Gabriela NICOLESCU)

Sahia Vintage 5: Ephemeral Film—An Argument for a More Inclusive Film History (reviewed by Andra PETRESCU)