Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Publications and Resources

On this page, you will find more information about the various academic publications, event and interview recordings, and pedagogical resources created by members of the Archive/Counter-Archive research network.

Books and Special Issues

Over the course of the project, members of the Archive/Counter-Archive research network have published many exciting texts in the fields of critical archival studies, film and media studies, the digital humanities, and more. If you have an upcoming relevant publication that you would like to share with the rest of the network, please be sure to reach out!

>>Click here to see a list of critical texts published by members of the Archive/Counter-Archive research network.

Video Recordings

As part of its regular programming, Archive/Counter-Archive regularly produces a variety of recorded interviews and scholarly presentations with members of our network. In addition to working to document a portion of our members' exciting research, many of these videos can easily be utilized as course material in film studies and critical archival studies classrooms. 

>>Click here to see our collection of recorded interviews, workshops, and research presentations.

Educational Guides

One of the central goals of Archive/Counter-archive is to increase public engagement with our partner organizations and their collections through an “activation” of archival materials that foregrounds the pressing need to rethink what archives can/might do in the 21st century. In order to achieve this goal, we have developed a series of Educational Guides designed to accompany film and video from A/CA’s Case Studies and facilitate their integration into K-12 and postsecondary classrooms through explicit links to the curriculum and suggestions for classroom discussion.

>>Click here to learn more about and access the download links for all of our Educational Guides

The Annotated Archive of Archival Resources

The Annotated Archive of Archival Resources is an educational resource produced and managed by A/CA members Katie Russell and Sam Thomson at Concordia University. This project takes the form of a shared Zotero bibliography with annotated entries submitted from researchers across the Archive/Counter-Archive research network. The aim of this project is to provide an accessible, public-facing resource to facilitate researchers in finding scholarship relevant to the study and creation of audiovisual archives by Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), Black communities and People of Colour, women, LGBT2Q+ and immigrant communities.

>>Click here to access the Annotated Archive of Archival Resources

>>Click here for instructions on how to submit new texts to be included in this bibliographic project

A/CA Network Shared Drive Syllabus Folder

We are excited to announce a new shared folder within the A/CA Google Drive containing a growing number of course syllabi contributed by members of our research network. As a collaborative effort, this folder includes a diverse range of syllabi from a variety of different academic disciplines and includes courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We hope this collection will be helpful to anyone interested in teaching or researching topics related to archives, counter-archives, film and media history, and the politics of memory.

To access these syllabi, please go to the shared Google Drive connected to your A/CA account and click on "Syllabi" within the "General Documents/Resources - Private" folder. If you require any assistance accessing the folder, please reach out to our Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Andrew Bailey, at kmo@counterarchive.ca.

We encourage you to browse the folder and download any materials that might be useful for your own work. However, we also please ask that you do not publically share the files or the folder link, as this is intended to be a private resource for members of the A/CA Network. We also welcome contributions of additional syllabi, so if you have a relevant course outline that you would like to share, please feel free to upload it directly into the folder or send a copy to kmo@counterarchive.ca

We would like to express our gratitude to all the members who have already contributed their syllabi to this project. Your generosity and willingness to share your work with others are deeply appreciated.