22 Sep Preserving Historical Collections of Parapsychology
Below you will find a quick overview of our recent PHCP meetings.
PHCP | 2020
The next PHCP meeting will be held in Utrecht, Spring 2020.
We are currently busy preparing this meeting, more information will follow soon on this page.
PHCP | 2018
The success of the previous Preserving Historical Collections of Parapsychology (PHCP) was followed by a second PHCP in 2018. From May 11 – 13 2018, the PHCP | 2018 meeting was held in Winnipeg, Canada. The topic of this meeting was “Moving forward in preserving the historical collections of Parapsychology”, as simply preserving the historical collections of Parapsychology is not sufficient—a more proactive solution needed to be deliberated.
Nowadays, we face questions on what to collect, how to reach a wider audience, and best practices on digitizing records and raising funds. This meeting aimed to find answers to a broader question: How will the historical collections of Parapsychology move forward in the future?
This meeting functioned as a platform for discussion on practical matters for librarians, archivists and other professionals who have the responsibility of preserving these paranormal collections. Programme
PHCP | 2014
From June 12 – 14, 2014 the conference: Preserving Historical Collections of Parapsychology (PHCP 2014) was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The goal of this first international meeting was to bring together researchers, archivists, librarians and other professionals who are concerned about the large number of unique collections that are at risk of disappearing in the fields of Parapsychology, Spiritualism, and psychical research. At the PHCP | 2014 conference, thirteen lectures were given by expert speakers from across Europe, Canada, and the US.
Abstracts of these lectures and additional articles from the researchers who were unable to come to Utrecht are published in a brochure, which can be downloaded by clicking here.
Historical Parapsychological Research at the IGPP: An Overview of Its Library Holdings and Archival Collections
Secret Knowledge: Esoteric Archives in the Netherlands
Ingrid van der Bij
What, Why and How to Preserve Archives
The Paranormal in Photography and Art: Research in the Context of Exhibitions
Preserving the Physical Artifacts of Psychical Research
The Het Johan Borgman Fonds Archives Project: Goals, Progress and Lessons Learned
In Search of “Hanussen”
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Walter Meyer zu Erpen
The Archives of Parapsychology: Why Even Bother?; The Preservation of Related Archives in Canada; and Demonstration of the Functionality of WISE Wiki.
The Impact of the PsyPioneer Project
Parapsychological Collections in the Dutch National Library
The Role of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE) in the Preservation of Parapsychology Literature and Collections
Two collections of Parapsychology and Esotericism the Zentralbibliothek Zürich
“Prime Motivator: The Thomas Glendenning Hamilton Family Fonds as Stimulus for Acquiring Parapsychological Collections”