Professor Archie Dick

Prof Archie Dick, the Head of Department, from the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria
  • Local keynote speaker: Professor Archie L Dick is Head of the Department of Information Science, and Chairperson of the School of Information Technology at the University of Pretoria. He is an internationally acclaimed researcher, and was a visiting professor at Wayne State University, the George A. Miller Endowment Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Centre for the History of Print and Digital Culture. He was a Deputy Chairperson of the IFLA committee of Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression, and Chairperson of the National Council of Library and Information Services in South Africa. His articles have been translated into Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Archie’s path-breaking book The Hidden History of South Africa’s Book and Reading Cultures was published by the University of Toronto Press and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press, and placed on the long list for the Alan Paton literary award for non-fiction. The British Academy funds his most recent research, and a forthcoming book will be published by Cambridge University Press.
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