About the conference
The international Document Academy provides a unique collaborative and multidisciplinary space for scholars and professionals to come together to report on experimental and critical research on the concept of the document and documentation in the widest sense. It originated as a co-sponsored initiative of the Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway, and the School of Information, University of California.
Conference Theme: Documents Unbounded
In 2015 we will come together under the theme of “Documents Unbounded” to examine the challenges ahead, as our understanding of data, documents, records, artefacts, evidence and memory form in the continuously changing landscape of new media and communications.
Keynote Speaker: Geoffrey C. Bowker
Professor Bowker is a scholar at the School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California at Irvine, where he is the director of the Laboratory for Values in Design in Information Systems and Technology. Recent positions include Professor of and Senior Scholar in Cyberscholarship at the University of Pittsburgh iSchool and Executive Director, Center for Science, Technology and Society, at Santa Clara University. Together with Susan Leigh Star he wrote the acclaimed Sorting Things Out: Classification and its Consequences; his most recent book is Memory Practices in the Sciences, which won the ASIST Best Information Science Book Award in 2007.