National Archives Webinars

Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! The National Archives interactive webinars are for educators feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom. All webinars are free of charge.

Learn more: https://www.archives.gov/education/distance-learning/professional-development.html

Upcoming Webinars include:

  • An Introduction to DocsTeach.org and Online Resources from the National Archives
  • Women’s Voices in the Records of Congress
  • Teaching the Constitution with Political Cartoons
  • Citizen Archivists in the Classroom Using the New “Native Communities” Program and DocsTeach
  • Native American Stories about the Lewis and Clark Expedition
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MARAC Fall 2018 Meeting

The Fall 2018 MARAC Meeting returns to historic Wilmington, Delaware, October 11-13.

Centrally located along the Northeast/I-95 corridor, Wilmington is a short train or car ride from the Philadelphia, NJ/NY, and Washington, D.C. metro areas. Whatever method of transportation you choose, it’s easy to Connect in Wilmington!

Picture of Hotel Dupont from 1934
(Hotel Dupont, 1934 — Courtesy of the Delaware Public Archives) 

MARAC Wilmington co-chairs sought to bring a fresh vision to the program, and after surveying MARAC members, a few themes emerged as “most wanted” among prospective meeting attendees: accessibility; new professionals; archival education; leadership; diversity; and underrepresented archives (public libraries, small repositories, and lone arrangers). These themes have been transformed into “tracks.” In taking such an approach, attendees may easily and efficiently plan their conference by focusing on topics most important to them and/or their repositories.

Stay tuned for program and participant registration information!

 

https://maracwilmington.com/

 

Call for Papers – NEA

New England Archivists (NEA) invites submissions of session proposals for the Fall 2018 Meeting, “Our Common Code: Ethics in the Archives.” The meeting will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, October 26, 2018. The deadline for proposals is July 15, 2018.

We make ethical decisions in our work as archivists, especially towards preserving a fair and inclusive historical record and collective memory. These decisions help shape our professional ethics, and sharing these experiences improves our ethical context. The Fall 2018 Meeting will give archivists and allied professionals an opportunity to discuss archival ethics in three areas: appraisal and acquisitions, description, and access.

The Fall 2018 Program Committee is seeking proposals for presentations that facilitate conversation about archival ethics. Presentations can take the form of case studies, stories, or lightning talks. We encourage creative approaches, and we will give priority to proposals that foster group conversation. Each presentation must be no more than ten minutes long, and proposals must indicate which of the three above thematic areas they relate to.

We are particularly interested in proposals that intersect with:

• Privacy

• Social justice

• Rights of individuals

• Rights of communities

• Right to be remembered

• Right to be forgotten

• Displaced archives

• Ethics in the digital age

• Ethics in a post-truth era

First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, and those doing archival work in community-centered contexts are all strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

To submit a proposal, complete the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/KbPeSkLJTba2arQl2.

All submissions will be acknowledged by the Program Committee. If your proposal is selected, your acknowledgment will include instructions about next steps. All presenters are required to register for the conference upon acceptance, at the member rate, and to fund their own travel expenses.

In addition to seeking proposals for presentations that facilitate conversation about archival ethics, the Fall 2018 Program Committee welcomes the submission of ethical questions, scenarios, or dilemmas. These questions may be distributed to attendees at the meeting to encourage broader discussion around the topic.

To submit a question, complete the form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/e2kNSdFcqgd6mOVG3.

NEA is committed to making the Fall 2018 Meeting welcoming and accessible to all presenters and attendees. Presenters are also required to abide by the NEA Code of Conduct, which can be found here: https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/Code-of-Conduct.

If you will need specific accommodations, such as interpretive services, to support your participation in this event, please contact the Program Chair.

Questions? Please contact the Program Chair, Juliana Kuipers, at juliana_kuipers@harvard.edu.

Get Published in the VRA Bulletin!

Hey all – just a reminder that you can publish in the VRA Bulletin! The deadline for submission for the next issue is July 10, 2018.

The VRA Bulletin provides a professional forum for the discussion and dissemination of ideas and information directly related the the field of visual resources. We accept feature length articles (usually about 5,000 words); reviews on books, tools, resources (c. 1,000 words); opinion pieces (c. 3,000 words); and association news. The length doesn’t matter since it is online and we encourage authors to take full advantage of being online by adding images, links, etc. The only thing to consider is download time if the file gets too big. I suggest looking at past issue articles to get a feel for it.

The home page is at http://online.vraweb.org/vrab/ where the most recent issue can be found and potential authors can submit articles to the online system from there.

Authors should also review the submission guidelines at http://online.vraweb.org/vrab/submguide.html for more guidance about fonts, spacing, formatting etc.

The next issue will include any Philadelphia conference content or other offerings with a plan to be published later in the Summer. They will accept a wide variety of article types and now offer peer review. If you have any interest in being a reviewer, please contact the editors directly.

The editors are always happy to help in any way:
Maureen Burns, Content Editor, moaburns@gmail.com

Hannah Marshall, Production Editor, marshall.hannah.marie@gmail.com

2018 VRAF Internship – Call for Applications

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the sixth VRAF Internship in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

 


The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at: https://vrafoundation.com/internship-award/.

Below is the list of host institutions!

CFP: New England Archivists Fall 2018 Meeting

New England Archivists (NEA) invites submissions of session proposals for the Fall 2018 Meeting, “Our Common Code: Ethics in the Archives.” The meeting will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, October 26, 2018. The deadline for proposals is July 15, 2018.

We make ethical decisions in our work as archivists, especially towards preserving a fair and inclusive historical record and collective memory. These decisions help shape our professional ethics, and sharing these experiences improves our ethical context. The Fall 2018 Meeting will give archivists and allied professionals an opportunity to discuss archival ethics in three areas: appraisal and acquisitions, description, and access.

The Fall 2018 Program Committee is seeking proposals for presentations that facilitate conversation about archival ethics. Presentations can take the form of case studies, stories, or lightning talks. We encourage creative approaches, and we will give priority to proposals that foster group conversation. Each presentation must be no more than ten minutes long, and proposals must indicate which of the three above thematic areas they relate to.

We are particularly interested in proposals that intersect with:

• Privacy

• Social justice

• Rights of individuals

• Rights of communities

• Right to be remembered

• Right to be forgotten

• Displaced archives

• Ethics in the digital age

• Ethics in a post-truth era

First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, and those doing archival work in community-centered contexts are all strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

To submit a proposal, complete the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/KbPeSkLJTba2arQl2.

All submissions will be acknowledged by the Program Committee. If your proposal is selected, your acknowledgment will include instructions about next steps. All presenters are required to register for the conference upon acceptance, at the member rate, and to fund their own travel expenses.

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In addition to seeking proposals for presentations that facilitate conversation about archival ethics, the Fall 2018 Program Committee welcomes the submission of ethical questions, scenarios, or dilemmas. These questions may be distributed to attendees at the meeting to encourage broader discussion around the topic.

To submit a question, complete the form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/e2kNSdFcqgd6mOVG3.

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NEA is committed to making the Fall 2018 Meeting welcoming and accessible to all presenters and attendees. Presenters are also required to abide by the NEA Code of Conduct, which can be found here: https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/Code-of-Conduct.

If you will need specific accommodations, such as interpretive services, to support your participation in this event, please contact the Program Chair.

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Questions? Please contact the Program Chair, Juliana Kuipers, at juliana_kuipers@harvard.edu.

~Save the Date~ OpenCon NYC 2018

Please save the dates for the OpenCon NYC 2018 satellite event on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th. Join us in Manhattan to learn more about open access, open education resources, and open data.

If you’re interested in leading a session, giving a lighting talk, or presenting your work, please fill out this form.

Admission to this event is free. Event sponsors include the Siegel Family Foundation, Adelphi University, and Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Follow the event on Twitter at #OpenConNYC18.

Learn more about OpenCon here: https://www.opencon2018.org/opencon_2018_new_york_cityfrontpage_sliderArtboard_1_4x_final.png