Media archaeology of institutional archives?

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Gábor Palkó


In his book entitled What is media archaeology Jussi Parikka suggests that it is possible to outline and develop a ‘hardcore’ media archaeology not only of the hard drive and software but their official use as a database, as information management systems as well. But is it possible at all to give a media archaeological account of the formal-institutional digital media practices, to provide a deep and material media archaeology of, say, a scholarly text archive as TextGrid or Deutsches Textarchiv? In my paper I try to check the ability of Parikka’s argument to answer these questions.

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PALKÓ, Gábor. Media archaeology of institutional archives?. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Digitalia, [S.l.], n. 1, p. 75-82, july 2017. ISSN 2559-6721. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2019. doi: