Category Archives: Fresh from the Archives

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Asian Studies Collections in Japan

A review of Asian Studies Collections in Japan Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia Library, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 東京都文京区本郷7−3−1東京大学東洋文化研究所図書室 tel: +81-3-5841-5893; website School…

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Iwase Bunko Library, Japan

A review of Iwase Bunko Library 西尾市岩瀬文庫 (Nishio City, Japan) A staggering number of manuscripts as well as printed books produced in pre-modern Japan remain outside…

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Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library

A review of the Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library (HIDVL). The Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is a project of the Hemispheric Institute (Hemi),…

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Tokyo University Historiographical Institute

A review of the Tokyo University Historiographical Institute (東京大学史料編纂所), Tokyo, Japan. What is The Tokyo University Historiographical Institute? I have been conducting research at the…

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Stadsarchief Gent, Belgium

A review of the Stadsarchief Gent (Ghent, Belgium). This brief assessment of the civic archive in Ghent is based on several trips of varying durations…

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Dutch East India Company Archives

A review of The Archives of the Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC) (Dutch East India Company) kept at the National Archives (The Hague, The Netherlands)  Many countries,…

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Archival Research Using Digital Archives

Archival Research Using Digital Archives My first encounter with a digital archive was a collection called Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement.  The collection contains…