Ed. by Elena Vishlenkova, Kira Ilina, Vadim Parsamov
Number of pages304
The book presents researches dedicated to university archives as a cultural phenomenon. The authors are well-known Russian, Bulgarian, Italian, Polish and French scholars, specialists in history and sociology of universities. As are searching collective they create vivid and engaging narratives about destinies of university archives from the Middle Age to nowadays. Although their research methods vary, the authors focus on exploring archives not as passive repository of documents but as a complex mechanism generating its own meanings and revealing new aspects in studying university culture. The book is designed for humanities scholars studying history and theory of university education as well as for those interested in the problems of memory and intellectual culture.