9. Historical Voices Reloaded – Rethinking Archival Responsibilities Compared to Intangible Cultural Heritage

Cultural Mapping and Musical Diversity - Britta Sweers

Gerda Lechleitner [+-]
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Gerda Lechleitner, Ph.D., works at the Phonogram Archive of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and is curator of the Historical Collections. She is also editor of the CD edition The Complete Historical Collections 1899-1950 and the Phonogram Archive’s Yearbook “International Forum on Audio-Visual Research”. Her topics of study include the intellectual history around 1900, the history and development of audiovisual archives and their role as “lieu de mémoire”; she is interested in the significance of (acoustic) historical sources, as well as in music and minorities and multipart music.

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The Phonogrammarchiv’s role in reference to intangible cultural heritage will be discussed. What were the considerations of the early archivists? What was their strategy for collecting cultural expressions like music and languages all over the world at the end of the 19th century? And how do we today assess those documents from our point of view? The discussion will follow the hypothesis that historical documents might function as a basis for intangible cultural heritage. Thus, the discourse will oscillate between the positions of the static document on the one hand and the living cultural activities on the other hand.

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Lechleitner, Gerda. 9. Historical Voices Reloaded – Rethinking Archival Responsibilities Compared to Intangible Cultural Heritage. Cultural Mapping and Musical Diversity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Mar 2020. ISBN 9781781797594. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35833. Date accessed: 19 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35833. Mar 2020

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