The volume “The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: Key Aspects and Recent Developments” responds to the growing interest in the scientific study of the Memory of the World Programme (MoW) and its core concept of documentary heritage, which has received little attention from scholarship so far.
This publication is the sixth in the Springer Heritage Studies Series, and provides a first collection of differing approaches (including reflected reports, essays, research contributions, and theoretical reflections) for the study of the MoW Programme, offering a basis for follow-up activities.
The volume, edited by Ray Edmondson (past Chair of MOWCAP), Lothar Jordan and Anca Claudia Prodan, brings together 21 scholars from around the globe to present aspects deemed crucial for understanding MoW, its development, relevance and potential.
The aim of the publications is to encourage academic research on MoW and to enhance the understanding of its potential and place within Heritage Studies and beyond.
The publication includes chapters from a number of experts involved in MOWCAP, including:
Ray Edmondson, Reviewing the MoW General Guidelines: Reflections on the Experience of 2015–2017;
Helen Jarvis, The Pathway to the Recommendation Concerning the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage Including in Digital Form;
Kyung-ho Suh, History Wars in the Memory of the World: The Documents of the Nanjing Massacre and the “Comfort Women”’;
Richard Engelhardt, Methodological Convergence: Documentary Heritage and the International Framework for Cultural Heritage Protection;
Helen H. K Ieong, Memory of the World Education in Macau.
Further information on how to purchase the publication can be found here: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030184407