Stephen Alsford - publications and conference papers


Publications

"Thomas Le Rente: a medieval town ruler." Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, vol.35 (1982), 105-115.
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"The use of people-mover systems in museums and associated cultural institutions." International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.4 (1985), 329-44.

"The National Capital Commission's Log Farm." Museum Quarterly, vol.15 (March 1986), 29-31.

"Image automation in museums: the Canadian Museum of Civilization's Optical Disc Project." International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.6 (June 1987), 187-200. With Frederick Granger.

"EDIBASE." Library Software Review, vol.6 (July/August 1987), 210-16. With Frank White.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization's Optical Disc Project. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1988. 68 pp. With Frederick Granger.

Housing the Reserve Collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1989. 80 pp. With Denis Alsford.

A Museum for the Global Village: the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1989. 235 pp. With George MacDonald.

"From 'The First Emperor' ... to the information age icon." In Texas Association of Museums 1989 Sourcebook & Survey of Annual Meeting & Trustees Conference: How the Muse Speaks in the Information Age, 1-12. With George MacDonald.

"Museums as bridges to the global village." Pp. 41-48 in A Different Drummer: Readings in Anthropology with a Canadian Perspective. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1989. With George MacDonald.
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Souvenir book: Canadian Museum of Civilization. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1990. 32 pp.

"Das kanadische Zivilisationsmuseum: das museum von morgen fur die geschichte der menschheit entsteht heute." Neue Museumskunde, no.3/90 (1990), 172-180. With George MacDonald.

Text to The Canadian Museum of Civilization: photographs by Malak. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1990. 104 pp. With George MacDonald. Reprinted 1994, 1997, 1999.

"Future horizons: the Information Age and its implications for museums." Pp.28-36 in Museums & Information: New Technological Horizons: proceedings. Ottawa: Canadian Heritage Information Network, 1991. With George MacDonald.

"Visitor participation in tomorrow's museums." Pp. 79-94 in The Business of Heritage Presentation: Eighth Biennial Conference of the Australian Heritage Parks Association, 30 April to 2 May 1990. With George MacDonald.

"Interpretive theatre: a role in museums?" Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.10 (March 1991), 8-23. With David Parry.

"Two plus deux." The Big Frame, vol.8 (summer 1991), 29-31.

"Museums towards tomorrow: serving the future public." Pp.1-5 in Museums Towards Tomorrow: the Record of the National Conference of the Museums Association of Australia Inc., 25-28 October 1989, University of Melbourne. Melbourne: MAA (Victorian Branch), 1991. With George MacDonald.

"The museum as information utility." Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.10 (September 1991), 305-11. With George MacDonald.
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Reprinted as chapter 8 of Museums in a Digital Age, ed. Ross Parry, Abingdon: Routledge, 2010.
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"Museums as hypermedia: interactivity on a museum-wide scale." Pp.7-16 in Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Report, no.14 (Autumn 1991).

"ICHIM '91." Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.11 (March 1992), 95-97.

(editor) The Meta Incognita Project: Contributions to Field Studies, Canadian Museum of Civilization Mercury Series, Directorate Paper no.6 (1993), 219 pp.

"Introduction." Pp.1-6 in The Meta Incognita Project: Contributions to Field Studies, Canadian Museum of Civilization Mercury Series, Directorate Paper no.6 (1993).

"The town clerks of medieval Colchester." Essex Archaeology and History, vol.24 (1993), 125-35.

"ICHIM '93." Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.13 (March 1994), 92-95.

"Towards the Virtual Museum." History News, vol.49 (Sept./Oct.1994), 8-12. With George MacDonald.
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"A Canadian museum stakes out a site in cyberspace." Journal of Canadian Studies, vol.29 (winter 1994/95), 174.

"The Canadian Museum of Civilization stakes out a site in cyberspace." Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.13 (December 1994), 420-22.

"Canadian museums and the representation of culture in a multicultural nation." Cultural Dynamics, vol.7 (1995), 15-36. With George MacDonald.
Reprinted as chapter 17 of Museums and Their Communities, ed. Sheila Watson, Abingdon: Routledge, 2007.

"Museums 2000: the new millenialism." Museums Review, vol.21 (spring 1995), 21-24. With George MacDonald.

"Museums 2000: museums for a new century." Museums Review, vol.21 (summer 1995), 34-36. With George MacDonald.

"Museums and theme parks: worlds in collision?" Museum Management and Curatorship, vol.14 (June 1995), 129-47. With George MacDonald.

"CMC Stakes Out Cyberspace Site / Le MCC explore l'espace cybernétique." Muse, vol.13, no.3 (November 1995), 60-61.

"The Canadian Museum of Civilization." Teaching Canada, vol.15, no.2 (spring 1996), 4-7. With George MacDonald and Harry Needham.

"Past Meets Future in Cyberspace." Teaching Canada, vol.15, no.2 (spring 1996), 8-11.

"Toward the Meta-Museum." Pp. 267-278 in The Wired Museum, ed. K. Garmil-Jones. Washington: American Association of Museums, 1997. With George MacDonald.
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"From Pilot to Program: Organizing Content Creation as a Web Site Grows." Museums and the Web: Proceedings. Archives and Museum Informatics, 1997 (CD-ROM).
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"The Canadian Museum of Civilization: Balancing Past, Present and Future." Archiv für Völkerkunde, vol.50 (1999), 45-59. With George MacDonald.

(co-editor) Meta Incognita: A Discourse of Discovery. Martin Frobisher's Arctic Expeditions, 1576-1578. 2 vols. Canadian Museum of Civilization Mercury Series, Directorate Paper no.10 (1999), 636 pp. With Thomas H.B. Symons and Chris Kitzan.
Awarded the 2000 Matthews Prize, for best book on a maritime topic, by the Canadian Nautical Research Society.

"Unexplored Frontiers: Tom Symons and the Arctic Landfall of an Elizabethan Adventurer." Pp.313-335 in Tom Symons: A Canadian Life, ed. Ralph Heintzman. Ottawa: University Press, 2011

"Urban Safe Havens for the Unfree in Medieval England: A Reconsideration." Slavery & Abolition, vol. 32, no. 3 (September 2011), 363–375.
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Reprinted as ch.3 of Free Soil in the Atlantic World, ed. Susan Peabody and Sheila Grinberg, Abingdon: Routledge, 2015.
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Conference papers and other presentations

"Museums as bridges to the global village." First Global Conference, Tourism - A Vital Force for Peace, Vancouver (Canada), October 1988.

"The museum as hypermedium." International Conference of the Commission de la République Française for UNESCO, Lille (France), November 1988.

"The Canadian Museum of Civilization: a prototype for the human history museum of the future." International symposium "The Museum of the Future", Barcelona (Spain), May 1989.

"Museums towards tomorrow: serving the future public." National conference of the Museums Association of Australia, Melbourne (Australia), October 1989. Keynote address.

"Future horizons: the Information Age and its implications for museums." Conference Museums & Information: New Technological Horizons, Winnipeg (Canada), May 1990.

"Interactivity on a museum-wide scale." International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums, Pittsburgh (U.S.), October 1991.

"The Virtual Museum." (co-presenter of) Course in the Cultural Resource Management program, Division of Continuing Studies, University of Victoria, 9-10 February 1995.

"The Webbed Muse." American Association of Museums 90th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia (U.S.), May 1995.

"Building the Virtual Museum." Government on the Net '96 conference, Hull, Quebec, November 1996.

"From Pilot to Program: Organizing Content Creation as a Web Site Grows." Museums and the Web conference, Los Angeles, March 1997.

"Plumbing the Depths: Family History Research and Medieval English Urban Records." Meeting of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa, January 2002.

“Museums and the Internet: Reflections on Eight Years of Canadian Experience.” 6th World Colloquium of the International Association of Museums of History, Lahti, Finland, May 2002. With Victor Rabinovitch.
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"A Tale of Two Heroes." Conference on the life and work of Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, Massey College, Toronto, June 2011.


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