Call for Papers: Histoire sociale/Social History

Lana Dee Povitz and I are eager to make oral history central to this special themed issue – so send us your proposals in English or French!  The deadline is coming up at the end of the month. Best, Steven

Articles Accepted in English or French

Activist Lives

This special issue seeks to bring together articles that contribute historical depth and comparative breadth to the subject of activist lives. By taking seriously the role of emotion and affect, and by focusing on individual and collective biographies, the co-editors hope to move beyond institutional or issue-based histories to show how movements for social change have flowed into one another through the medium of relationships. The aim is to show that social movements-from gender justice to workers’ rights to radical environmentalism and far beyond-are constituted by consecutive or overlapping scenes, subcultures, and often highly conflicted movement currents.

Submissions may address entirely local topics, or reach across great geographic and social distances. In addition to investigations of individual activist trajectories, we are interested in activist lives in their collective sense: generations of a family, affinity groups, radical friendships, intentional communities, political rivals, and romantic relationships between activists. The editors welcome proposals rooted in different historical moments and geographic scales, unbounded by national containers; they are concerned with movements that have been celebrated as successful as well as those that have failed or been obscured. Methodologically, they welcome inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches to the past, and encourage the use of experimental writing techniques and sources that express personal narrative, such as oral histories, diaries, eulogies, letters, family albums, home movies, and travelogues.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Politicization and disaffection: how people moved into or away from social movement participation
  • The uses of anger, love, and other strong emotions in social movements
  • How participants understood the significance and biographical consequences of their activism
  • How movements are remembered –in public memory, private memory, and the tension between the two
  • Activist genealogies, including those characterized by biology, affinity, friendship, mentorship, or antagonism
  • How recent generations of activists relate to prior social movements, especially when there is seen to be a “golden age” of a particular struggle

Reunions, retrospective writing, and the role of radical nostalgia

The guest editors intend to submit selected articles for inclusion in a special issue of Histoire sociale / Social History provisionally titled “Activist Lives”.

Individuals who are interested in contributing to the special issue should send a 300-400 word abstract and a short 2-page CV by July 1, 2018 to Lana Dee Povitz and Steven High at .

Completed articles will be expected January 15, 2019.

The journal Histoire Sociale / Social Historypublishes articles in both English and French.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts

This call does not specifically mention archives, but the call is open to topics other than what’s listed.


We are soliciting chapter proposals for our forthcoming ACRL book, Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts with an anticipated publication date of August 2019. Information literacy (IL) is a well-established goal of academic libraries, yet so much of the day-to-day work of running and coordinating information literacy programs is absent from professional literature, job descriptions, and library school coursework. While the definition of a program is a coordinated set of activities in service of a specific purpose, what those activities actually consist of – and who is responsible for them – is highly dependent on institutional and interpersonal contexts. Furthermore, while skills and competencies for leadership in LIS are well-researched and articulated, those required for effective program management, particularly indirect management of others, are not as well-represented. This book will gather program examples to make visible the structures, practices, and contexts of information literacy programs in academic libraries

We are seeking chapters from academic librarians who identify as a leader of an information literacy program who want to share their experiences.

Focus of the Book:

This edited volume will present a series of structured case studies written by leaders of information literacy programs across the United States and Canada. Each chapter will detail definitions and missions, allocation of resources and labor, supervisory structures, prioritization approaches, and other processes and structures required to make programs work. By following the same template we will help identify commonalities and differences across all types of programs and institutions while allowing individual stories and unique contexts to shine through. Don’t worry; we’ll provide the template! This book’s intended audience is new and aspiring information literacy program coordinators, administrators, and seasoned coordinators, looking for examples, evidence, and strategies to grow and/or sustain new or existing programs.

Anticipated Program Types:

  • One-person IL programs
  • Community College IL programs
  • IL within its own instruction department
  • IL distributed across a liaison model
  • New or newly revived programs
  • Long-standing legacy programs

Don’t see your program represented here? Perfect! We definitely want you to submit your proposal! If you have any questions contact the editors at to discuss how your idea may fit within this book’s scope.

Proposal Guidelines:

To submit a proposal, fill out the short online proposal form. The form will require:

  • Author names, job titles, and institutional affiliations
  • Up to 500-word description of your program including type of institution and population served
  • 1-2 sentence description for each template area of what you plan to discuss if your proposal is accepted for inclusion

Proposals are due by August 1, 2018 and must be submitted via online form:


  • Contributors will be notified of their status (acceptance or rejection) within 3-4 weeks of the due date of proposals.
  • Proposals will be conditionally accepted based on the authentic snapshot of their program as represented in the template and description. We’re looking for the realities of coordinating a program in its entirety and not just best practices or one shiny project.
  • In the final collection we aim to represent a range of program and institution types; this will influence which proposals are accepted.
  • Final chapter format should follow the Endnotes-Bibliography format in the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) and the Chapter Template here.
  • ACRL will send publication agreements to individual chapter authors that allow them to keep copyright of their chapters, apply a CC license of their choosing, and request final copies for their institutional repositories, indexing sites, etc.


  • The first draft of chapters will be due November 2018, second draft in January 2019, and final draft in April 2019
  • Estimated length of chapter: 2,500–4,000 words
  • Projected publication date: August 2019

Contact us at:


Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Information Literacy Coordinator, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Elizabeth Galoozis, Head of Information Literacy, University of Southern California
Rebecca Halpern, Teaching & Learning Services Coordinator, The Claremont Colleges

Job Announcement: Assistant or Associate Editor, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson in the History Department at Princeton University seeks an Assistant or Associate Editor to join its staff. In partnership with Princeton University Press, the project’s team of editors is preparing the full, authoritative, printed and electronic edition of Jefferson’s public and private papers through his two terms as president. Responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to) preparation of textual and explanatory annotation, verification of transcriptions of early 19th-century manuscripts, and historical research. The ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team is essential. Starting rank in the University’s Professional Research Staff (Associate Professional Specialist or Associate Research Scholar); title (Assistant Editor or Associate Editor); and salary are dependent on qualifications. Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter, a c.v., a brief writing sample (15 pages maximum), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2018.

Essential Qualifications: Master’s degree in history or a related field with experience in scholarly editing, or PhD in history or a related field; excellent research and writing skills; ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Research experience and knowledge of primary and secondary sources in the history of the early American republic and the Atlantic world in the early 19th century; knowledge of text encoding (XML and TEI); reading knowledge of French, Spanish, or Italian.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Hispanic Review: Special Issue on Archives

Hispanic Review, Volume 86, Number 2, Spring 2018

Introduction: The Mexican Literary Archive
Jorge Téllez

Colonial Archives on the Move: Mexican Manuscripts Read out of Context
Amber Brian

The Indigenous Archive: Religion and Education in Eighteenth-Century Mexico
Mónica Díaz

El archivo como doctrina, propaganda y descrédito: Una lectura de la obra historiográfico-literaria de Ignacio Manuel Altamirano y de Francisco Pimentel
Yliana Rodríguez González

El archivo alfonsino: Reyes, la bibliofilia y la materialidad literaria de la polis
Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado

Archives, Libraries, Collections, and Databases: A First Look at Digital Literary Studies in Mexico
Élika Ortega


CFP: Sexuality in Libraries

Working Title: Sexuality in Libraries
Editors: Brian Flaherty and Alana Kumbier
Publisher: Library Juice Press
Deadline for proposals: August 13, 2018

Access to information about sex, and platforms for sex education, have changed radically in the digital era. As curators and providers of information about sexuality, librarians have a responsibility to keep up with developments in both the types of information available, and the platforms on which that information is most readily accessible. In addition, sex is different: collecting and curating sex-related materials, as well as providing sex related information, are both fraught with a variety of issues including personal, political and religious values, age-appropriateness, censorship, and collection maintenance (less generously: vandalism).

This handbook will support professionals interested in developing critical approaches to work at the intersection of sex information, sexuality education, and librarianship. It is intended to help librarians build collections, recommend resources, and create a comfortable and supportive environment for patrons to do sex-related research. Our hope is that the collection will address how we can address issues of sexuality information in our teaching, cataloging, programming, and outreach.

Martha Cornog and Timothy Perper’s guide For Sex Education, See Librarian: A Guide to Issues and Resources (1996) is a key predecessor for this work, essential for understanding issues around sex information in libraries. We hope to build on its foundation by creating a resource that addresses the issues with the same breadth and intelligence, and to bring that information into the present. Among other things: discourses around gender and sexuality have changed; we have new vocabularies for sex, gender identity and expression, and orientation; the scope of sexuality education has changed to incorporate intersectional identities; porn and information literacy has become an essential facet of any discussion of sexuality information; and the legal and cultural discussion around sexuality and alternative sexualities has morphed to be almost unrecognizable to someone working in this area 20 years ago.

Perhaps more importantly, the media for delivering information – especially sexuality information – has changed entirely since the issue of sexuality information in libraries was comprehensively addressed. When For Sex Education…. was written (in 1995) the internet was just beginning to grow into the ubiquitous presence it is today, cell phones weren’t especially common, and nobody could even fathom a hand-held computer more powerful than the most expensive desk-top. The internet changed the way people access information in libraries, changed the role of librarian as curator of information, and made digital information literacy an essential component of librarianship. The proposed book aspires to address all of these issues in the context of sexuality information in libraries.

The work will begin with a collection of chapters authored by experts, addressing different aspects of sex information in libraries. Though authored by individual experts, the book is intended as a cohesive handbook on sexuality information in libraries.

Possible topics for chapters include, but are not limited to:
• The Role of Libraries in Sexuality Education
• History of Libraries and Sexuality Materials
• Sex Education: Past and Present
• Cataloging and Classification of Sexuality Materials
• Censorship of Sexuality Materials
• Special Collections: Sexuality-related Special Collections in Institutional Contexts
• Sexuality archives (including digital archives)
• Libraries as welcoming spaces
• Negotiating ethics, boundaries, identities and embodiments as librarians and sex educators Reference consultations and sexuality education
• Sex information and critical digital information literacy
• Joining sex education communities of practice
• Bringing particular theoretical or conceptual frames to the points at which librarians support access to sexual information and education (e.g., intersectionality, transgender theory, critical pedagogy)

CFP Distributed: Early June 2018
Deadline for chapter proposals and resource guide section editors: September 1, 2018
Notification of accepted proposals: November 15, 2018
First drafts due: May 17, 2019
Second drafts due: August 23, 2019
Final drafts due: November 1, 2019
Final editing & manuscript submission: December 2019 – January 2020

We encourage submissions from librarians and archivists, library and archives workers, and sexuality educators, scholars and activists. We also welcome perspectives from a variety of organizational and institutional contexts, including public libraries, academic libraries, special collections, archives, grassroots libraries and archives, community programs, and more.

Please email abstracts of up to 500 words to sexualityinlibraries (at) gmail (dot) com

For chapter proposals:
Abstracts for your proposed contribution should include the topic(s) you intend to cover, and a short biographical statement indicating your areas of subject expertise and/or experience relevant to the collection. You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts about different possible chapters. If your submission is tentatively accepted, the editors may request modifications. Material cannot be previously published.

Final chapters will be in the 4000-6000 word range.

About the editors:
Brian Flaherty is the instructional services librarian at Boston University School of Law. He is also the co-founder and co-director of Partners in Sex Education, teaching comprehensive sex education to middle school and high school youth in Greater Boston. He has written and edited sex education curricula, and presented at local and national conferences, including a keynote at the 2014 National Sex Education Conference, “Sex Mythbusters!”

Alana Kumbier is a research and instruction librarian at Hampshire College. They are the author of Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive (Litwin Books 2014), a book about LGBTQ community archiving practices and methodologies. They are co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press 2010), a foundational collection of essays on critical pedagogy and library instruction.

Please contact Brian and Alana at with any questions.

New Issue: VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture

VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture
(open access)


Old Stories and New Developments: Engaging with Audiovisual Heritage Online
Alexander Badenoch, Jasmijn van Gorp, Berber Hagedoorn, Judith Keilbach, Eggo Müller, Dana Mustata


Did Grace Kelly Shed a Tear? The Monegasque Royal Wedding as a Disruptive Television Event
John Ellis

‘Great Stuff!’: British Pathé’s YouTube Channel and Curatorial Strategies for Audiovisual Heritage in a Commercial Ecosystem
Eggo Müller

Crossing the Theory-Practice Divide: a Multi-Perspective Reflection on a Practical Course for Film and Television Students
Willemien Sanders, Daniel Everts, Bonnie Van Vugt

Because His Bike Stood There: Visual Documents, Visible Evidence and the Discourse of Documentary
Frank Kessler

Keeping Up the Live: Recorded Television as Live Experience
Karin van Es, Judith Keilbach

Televisual Satire in the Age of Glocalization: The Case of ‘Zondag met Lubach’
Ivo Nieuwenhuis


Is the End of Television Coming to an End?
Jérôme Bourdon

TV on the Radio/ Radio on Television: European Television Heritage as a Source for Understanding Radio History
Alexander Badenoch, Berber Hagedoorn

‘Failed Interviews’: Doing Television History With Women
Dana Mustata

What Is Not in the Archive: Teaching Television History in the Digital Humanities Era
Jasmijn Van Gorp, Rosita Kiewik

‘On the Road Again’: An EMA-Journey to the Origins of Transnational Television in Europe
Andreas Fickers, Andy O’Dwyer, Alexandre Germain

New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 2, June 2018

Archival assemblages: applying disability studies’ political/relational model to archival description
Gracen Brilmyer

Decolonising higher education curricula in South Africa: factoring in archives through public programming initiatives
Nampombe Saurombe

Traveling through: exploring doctoral demographics in archival studies
Sarah A. Buchanan, Jonathan Dorey, Kathryn Pierce Meyer

EAD ODD: a solution for project-specific EAD schemes
Laurent Romary, Charles Riondet

Spanish historic archives’ use of websites as a management transparency vehicle
Ana R. Pacios, José Luis La Torre Merino