CFP: Archival Education and Research Institute

The ninth annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) will be held at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada from July 10-14, 2017. Previous institutes were held at UCLA (2009, 2012), the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2010), Simmons College (2011), the University of Texas Austin (2013), the University of Pittsburgh (2014), the University of Maryland, College Park (2015), and Kent State University (2016).

These week-long Institutes, held every summer, are designed to strengthen education and research and support academic cohort-building and mentoring. Institutes are open to all academic faculty and students working in archival studies, both nationally and internationally, as well as others engaged in archival education, research and scholarship, broadly conceived.

  1. Creating a dynamic community of researchers, teachers, and students to help mentor doctoral students and faculty in areas such as thesis preparation, grant writing, publishing, and career development.
  2. Advancing curriculum development in archival studies.
  3. Furthering current research development through paper presentations, posters, and workshop activities.
  4. Fostering interest in future collaborations both nationally and internationally.

The specific theme of AERI 2017 is Windows, Frames, Landscapes. We invite proposals for presentations, posters, and workshops that fit within AERI’s goals and, if possible, that engage, either singly or in combination, with the metaphors of windows (e.g. openings, opportunities, spaces), frames (e.g. disciplinary, conceptual, methodological, socio-political, technological), and landscapes (real and imagined).


The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017.

Applicants will be notified by March 15 of their acceptance into the institute and will then be required to submit registration information and payment.

Full-week registration will be open between March 1 and April 25.

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