Filling in the Gaps: Archives and Memory in Communication Studies

14 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2015  

Scott Timcke

University of the West Indies (Saint Augustine)

Date Written: September 4, 2015

Abstract

This paper argues for the development of a communicative approach to investigating archives. Such an approach is vital if one wishes to review features ranging from political/cultural reference points to the ecology of communication in the modern state. Through spicing recent developments in the philosophy of mind with scientific publications on the bio-chemical cognitive process of memory, a case is presented where the archive-as-a-concept becomes foundational to any consideration of communication in the hopes of sparking a review of archival systems and their place within the wider body of communication theory.

Keywords: Archives, Communication Theory, Derrida

Suggested Citation

Timcke, Scott, Filling in the Gaps: Archives and Memory in Communication Studies (September 4, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2656043 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2656043

Scott Timcke (Contact Author)

University of the West Indies (Saint Augustine) ( email )

Saint Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago

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