Hugh a. Taylor's life and the Redefinition of the Archival Universe
Archival theory in the English-speaking world has a long and varied history.
While today, archival theory is permeated with postmodern ideas and philosophies,
borrowing from fields as diverse as anthropology and computer science, even just a few
decades ago, this was far from the case. In the 1960s and 1970s, and to some extent the
1980s, archival theory served more as a professional guide to best practices and "how to"
methodology. This transition was pioneered and strongly influenced by the imaginative
and thought-provoking essays of Hugh Alexander Taylor, an English-born Canadian
archivist who developed a worldview that positioned archives at centre stage. Taylor was
able to do so as a result of his fascination with the works of the media theorist, Marshall
McLuhan, whose ideas Taylor found directly applicable to archives and archival theory.
- Publisher: Areeb Irshad
- Publish Date: Oct 3rd, 2023
- Pages: 108
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.22in - 0.34lb
- EAN: 9781835710272
- Categories: • General• History• General