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History of the archives, documents and information (CHADI)

Historia de los archivos, los documentos y la información (CHADI)

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Published on Monday, March 15, 2021


The CHADI aims to explore a number of aspects of how texts and information were generated, transmitted, disseminated and preserved in the past.


General conference topics

In summary, the international Congress on the History of Archives, Documents and Information (CHADI) aims to explore a number of aspects of how texts and information were generated, transmitted, disseminated and preserved in the past.

CHADI wants to study the History of the archives and their document collections from very different points of view. We also aim to analyze diverse aspects of other texts and documentswhether they were archived or notresearching from the creation of a document, its use, generation and preservation, to the transmission of memory, the dissemination of the information, as it was not found or spread through written texts alone. Information and memory did not remain exclusively in the archive, nor were they transmitted solely through the written medium, nor were they merely static materials in the form of dusty documents in a chest. It should also be remembered that outside of the archive there were numerous scattered documents (a good example would be an announcement or proclamation). Studying these as a whole, among which many data might be found to dialogue and complement each other, will illuminate another vision that will further detail the social role played by using, transmitting, preserving and disseminating the oral and written information in the past.

Starting from this basis, we invite you to submit proposals in any of the aforementioned areas, or others that refer them directly or indirectly. All approaches are welcome, ranging from the most classic and descriptive in the history of document and book conservation, to the most innovative and interdisciplinary.


  • Opening Lecture Michael Spence (University of Leeds): «Sistemas medievales para recuperar información y navegar en los archivos del monasterio cisterciense de Fountains Abbey (Inglaterra)», 22nd July, 2021, online.
  • Closing Lecture Rosamond McKitterick (University of Cambridge): «The early medieval manuscripts of the Liber pontificalis: production and reception», 23rd July, 2021.

Dates and places

  • Dates: Tuesday the 22nd and Friday 23rd of July, 2021.
  • Places (online or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain):
    • Online (Microsoft Teams)
    • ULPGC: Assembly Hall of the Faculty of Geography and History of ULPGC (Agustín Millares Carlo building, on the Obelisk Campus [«Campus del Obelisco«]). In any case, remember that coming to Gran Canaria is not mandatory to read your paper, as you can do it online. 

Submission guidelines

  • Languages: submissions will be accepted in French, English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
  • Poster: here.
  • Call for papers opening date: February 1st, 2021.
  • Call for papers deadline : May 1st, 2020, but early proposals are welcome.

  • Form to propose papers (summary of 300-500 words, plus other indications): see the PDF here, or the .dochere. Once completed, send to leonor.zozaya@ulpgc.es or chadi.congress@gmail.com
  • How to register: if your paper has been accepted, you may proceed to register, paying the fees. If you are unemployed, please remember to attach an official document to get a discount. 
  • Fees and taxes: see here.
  • How to pay fees: will be announced soon.
  • Presentations length: max. 20 minutes, in successive sessions (not parallel), plus 5 minutes of debate.
  • We will try to publish the written version of the papers in a double-blind peer reviewed monograph. Hopefully, at the end of the congress we will provide guidelines, requesting texts from those who wish to try to publish it.

Scientific Committee

(papers and publishing)

* Member of the Research Project “Archives, documents and memory from the Medieval to the Contemporary Era. From text generation, transmission and preservation to the dissemination of information”, Ref. No. ULPGCP2018-20 (ULPGC Research Grants Program, Call 2018), Main Research: Leonor Zozaya.


  • Salón de Actos de la ULPGC (planta principal del Edificio Agustín Millares Carló), del Campus del Obelisco - Edificio Humanidades Campus del Obelisco
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Kingdom of Spain (35003)


  • Saturday, May 01, 2021


  • Leonor Zozaya
    courriel : leonorzozaya [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Leonor Zozaya
    courriel : leonorzozaya [at] gmail [dot] com


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« History of the archives, documents and information (CHADI) », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, March 15, 2021, https://doi.org/10.58079/168r

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