9. Historical Voices Reloaded – Rethinking Archival Responsibilities Compared to Intangible Cultural Heritage
Gerda Lechleitner [+]
Austrian Academy of Sciences
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 The discussion will follow the hypothesis that historical documents might function as a basis for intangible cultural heritage.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.