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The International Library of African Music (ILAM) hereby announces its latest publication. See the details below.

Dialogic Archival Documentation: Decolonizing the archive to repatriate the past to present Indigenous users

For some years now, repatriation of audio-visual recordings to communities where they were originally recorded has become very important and, indeed, has attracted both national and international advocates. The process of repatriating materials, however, presents numerous challenges for the receiving communities especially as far as linking the past to the present across divides of time, place and socio-cultural and political contexts.

New deposits

ILAM prides itself on the Hugh Tracey collection and those of others such as his son, Andrew, and Dave Dargie.

Childhood and Culture project

Connecting Culture and Childhood is a SSHRC PDG (Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Grant) project that leverages a cross-cultural partnership between archives, academic institutions, researchers, and communities, to investigate the implications of repatriation for children and young people.