Call for papers: Archives and the Philosophy of Information

The 2017 edition of the S@P yearbook, a collection of essays and scholarly articles published by the Dutch Society for Archival Publications, will be devoted to archives and information philosophy. Its goal is to give a broad review of archival concepts and principles from perspectives of information philosophy (IP), with a focus on the implications of the information revolution for records and their functions in society at a philosophical (fundamental), logical (structural) and ethical (practical) level, and with the explicit aim of understanding how can archival concepts, principles and practices should adapt to this revolution.

The editors seek contributions that are inspired by the philosophy of information (as a conceptual framework) and by archival theory (as an applied science), and particularly welcome proposals that would contribute to a dialogue between these disciplines (see also the interview with Luciano Floridi in a recent publication of the KVAN).

Proposals for chapters (max 10.000 words) should be directed to the editors:


  • Proposals: April 1st, 2016 (between 500-1000 words)
  • Submission of manuscripts: Februari 1st, 2017
  • Publication: 2017/18

Detailed information on this project and  a list of topics of interest can be found at this page and in the letter to contributors.

Information Philosophy and Archives: A New Project of S@P

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The Society for Archival Publications (in Dutch: Stichting Archiefpublicaties ) has taken the initiative to prepare and publish a publication in which Archives (or: Records) will be at the centre of considerations from the perspective of Information Philosophy. The project is endorsed by Prof. Luciano Floridi from Oxford University, by the Society for the Philosophy of Information and by theRoyal Dutch Society of Archivists . The aim is to publish the results in 2018.

The Editorial Board consists of Dutch Archivists and Information Thinkers Rienk JonkerArnoud Glaudemans and Frans Smit.

At the moment an extensive Letter for Authors and a Letter of Recommendation from Luciano Floridi are available.

We'll keep you posted about the progress of our project on this webpage.

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