Conference – Preserving Historical Collections of Parapsychology (2014)

From June 12 – 14,  2014 the conference: Preserving the 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 in the fields of psychical research, parapsychology, and Spiritualism which are at risk of loss. At the PHCP 2014 conference, thirteen lectures were given by speakers from Europe, Canada, and the USA.

 

Abstracts of these lectures and additional articles from researchers who were unable to come to Utrecht are published in a brochure which can be downloaded by clicking here. The PowerPoints of the lectures can be downloaded by clicking on the link under the title of the lectures.

 

Eberhard Bauer3
(Germany)

Historical Parapsychological Research at the IGPP: An Overview of Its Library Holdings and Archival Collections
Presentation

 

Marty Bax1
(The Netherlands)

Secret Knowledge: Esoteric Archives in the Netherlands
Presentation

 

 

Ingrid van der Bij4
(The Netherlands)

What, Why and How to Preserve Archives
Presentation

 

 

Andreas Fischer6
(Germany)

The Paranormal in Photography and Art: Research in the Context of Exhibitions
Presentation

 

 

Brandon Hodge5
(United States)

Preserving the Physical Artifacts of Psychical Research
Presentation

 

 

9Wim Kramer
(The Netherlands)

The Het Johan Borgman Fonds Archives Project: Goals, Progress and Lessons Learned
Presentation

 

7Wilfried Krugel
(Germany)

In Search of “Hanussen”

Presentation not available

 

 

8Walter Meyer zu Erpen
(Canada)

The Archives of Parapsychology: Why Even Bother?; The Preservation of Related Archives in Canada; and Demonstration of the Functionality of WISE Wiki.
Presentation

 

10Leslie Price
(United Kingdom)

The Impact of the PsyPioneer Project
Presentation

 

 

RademakersAnna Rademakers
(The Netherlands)

Parapsychological Collections in the Dutch National Library
Presentation

 

 

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John Reed
(United States)

The Role of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE) in the Preservation of Parapsychology Literature and Collections
Presentation

 

2René Schurte
(Switzerland)

Two collections of Parapsychology and Esotericism the Zentralbibliothek Zürich
Presentation

 

 

13Shelley Sweeney
(Canada)

“Prime Motivator: The Thomas Glendenning Hamilton Family Fonds as Stimulus for Acquiring Parapsychological Collections”
Presentation