Scholarships + Awards
Visual Resources Association Foundation
Internship Award – Call for Applications
Deadline to apply: August 2, 2019
The award recipient for 2019-2020 will be announced on August 26, 2019.
Learn More & Apply
Digital Directions Conference
Student Scholarship – Recipient will be notified July 8, 2019
When: August 19-20, 2020
Where: Overland Park, KS
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Collection + Project Highlights + Articles
Do Memes Change How We Remember History? via Catapult
“Information Maintenance as a Practice of Care: An Invitation to Reflect and Share” In this piece we begin to articulate intersections of information maintenance and care ethics in ways that are real and meaningful for information maintainers. By “information maintainers” we mean those who manage, maintain, and preserve information systems.The contributors to this document each have varied experiences with information maintenance. We are community organizers and facilitators, archivists, repository managers, project managers, designers, librarians, researchers, grantmakers, educators and more. This invitation is directed toward occupations and roles for which we feel that an understanding of the relationship between information maintenance and an ethic of care is especially valuable. We invite you to read, react, share and engage with this potluck of ideas. Please circulate widely!
The Newberry has launched a digital archive of over 26,000 high-quality images of picture postcards produced by pioneering British company Raphael Tuck & Sons during the first half of the 20th century. Drawing on a vast archive of postcards received by the Newberry in 2016 and developed with the support of Leonard A. Lauder, the new digital collection provides users with a comprehensive body of material for investigating the ways in which British citizens formed and disseminated their perceptions of the world 100 years ago….
The USModernist® Library is the largest open digital collection of major US 20th-century architecture magazines with approximately 2.6 million downloadable pages – all free to access. Recently, USModernist Library added nearly 10,000 pages to their library. Within three weeks, they will add 50,000 more pages, and they’ve got room for more!
The SAH Data Project: Analyzing Architectural History in Higher Education. The Society of Architectural Historians has been awarded a two-year, $508,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the status of the field of architectural history in higher education. The grant provides support for a data-gathering initiative that will gauge the health of architectural, urban and landscape history as fields of study, as well as degree programs and curricula across the higher education landscape. SAH plans to hire a postdoctoral researcher to design and manage the study to determine where, and in what ways, these fields of study are expanding, receding, changing, or holding steady and to consider the structural or cultural factors behind such trends.
Conferences, Symposiums, and Courses
Visual Resources Association Annual Conference
Where: Baltimore, MD
When: March 24-27, 2020
Call for Proposals
Where: Austin, TX
When: July 31 – August 6, 2019
Early Bird registration available until July 5, 2019
Image Permanence Institute: Webinar Series 1
Topics: “Preventive Conservation and the Role of the Environment” & “Evaluating Collection Spaces”
When: July 25, 2019 and August 15, 2019 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EST
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