Introduction to Archival Science
Teaching Staff: Drakakis Manolis, Kavvadia Alexandra
Course Code: ARC117
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Teaching Units: 5
Total Hours: 5
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
The importance of assembling and preserving archives. Retrospect of the diachronic development of archives: archives in the ancient world and chiefly in classical times (Athens, Rome). Administrative mechanisms of the central and regional administration of the Byzantine Empire and the Imperial Letters. Monastery Archives. The Papal Letters. The establishment of national Archives.
Fundamental concepts relating to Archives and the Archival Material. Archival information. The creation, the functions and the life cycle of an item. Authenticity, falseness of a document. Electronic document. Archival extent. Archival level. Archival unit. Archival material mixed. Creator and repository. The life cycle of Administration archives. Records Managements. Principles of provenance and unbroken custody. Private fonds. Private collections. The “New” fonds.
By successfully completing the course the student will be able to realize about the vital role of archives, as primary sources for research. He will also be able to know about the main archival terms and senses for further specific training.
Week #1: Week Introduction. General definitions. Archives in pre-classical times.
Week #2: Archives in Classical times.
Week #3: Archives in Byzantine times.
Week #4: Monastery Archives.
Week #5: The establishment of national Archives.
Week #6: Item, document. Meanings, definitions, principles, kinds of documents.
Week #7: Responsibility. Authenticity, falseness of a document.
Week #8: Electronic document. Archival extent
Week #9: The ages and meanings-document values. The life cycle of documents.
Week #10: Record. Archive. Principles, concepts, definitions. Basic distinctions. Archival description, unit of description.
Week #11: Principles of provenance and unbroken custody. Creator, repository.
Week #12: Private fonds. Private collections.
Week #13: The “New” fonds.
- Marianna Kolyva, "Archives Science. Creators. History of Archives", Patakis publications, Athens, first edition 2008, third version 2015.
- Marianna Kolyva, "Manual of archive Science», Patakis publications, Athens, first edition, Second Edition 2011 2016.
- Judith Ellis : "Records management- Archives", Greek Archival Print Company-George Dardanus ', Athens, 2000.
- Nikolaos Tomadakis, “Archives in Greece and Greek archival services”, historic and Ethnologic Company Bulletin, vol. 11, 1956.
- Posner, "Archives in the Ancient World", Chicago, 2003.
- Favier J., "Les Archives", Paris, 2001
- Brocius, "Ancient Archives and Archival Traditions. Concepts of Record-Keeping in the Ancient World ", Oxford, 2003.
- Gracy II, David B, "Archives begin at" a "but where do they end?", Archival news of Greek Archival Company, t. 23/December 2006, Athens.
- Robert-Henri Bautier, "The Archives", Encyclopédie de la Pléiade, History and methods, MIET, Athens 1987, t. III.
Lectures, practical exercises and workshops.