The shadow continuum : testing the records continuum model through the Djogdja Documenten and the migrated archives

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The shadow continuum : testing the records continuum model through the Djogdja Documenten and the migrated archives

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: The shadow continuum : testing the records continuum model through the Djogdja Documenten and the migrated archives
Author: Karabinos, Michael Joseph
Publisher: Institute for History, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2015-06-17
Keywords: Archives
Indonesia
Singapore
Records
Archival science
Records continuum
Abstract: This dissertation tests the universal suitability of the records continuum model by using two cases from the decolonization of Southeast Asia. The continuum model is a new model of records visualization invented in the 1990s that sees records as free to move throughout four ‘dimensions’ rather than in a linear direction. The first case study is the Djogdja Documenten, which are documents seized from Indonesia by the Dutch military during Indonesia's struggle for independence. The second case is the Migrated Archives. This is a group of records created by the British colonial government and sent to London, where the records were hidden for fifty years. I attempt to place each case on the continuum model, mapping each action to a corresponding dimension. In the case of the Migrated Archives, the glaring omission from the continuum model of places in between dimensions where records can get trapped or lost is seen. I rectify this through the creation of the shadow continuum. In the shadow continuum records proceed, unseen, through the dimensions of the continuum model. Whether a record is in the shadow continuum or not is based on the existence of 'traces' of its existence in the already publically accessible archive.
Description: Promotor: K.J.P.F.M. Jeurgens
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Citation: Karabinos, M.J., 2015, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789462596948
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/33293
 

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