Call for Proposals/Abstracts: Nomadic Archivists Project

CALL FOR PROPOSALS/ABSTRACTS
The Nomadic Archivists Project (NAP) is seeking submissions for The Evidence: Black Archivists Holding Memory, an anthology exploring the archival experience across Africa and the African Diaspora. We understand that the global Black archival experience is a complex one and converging over time, space, and memory. We acknowledge and affirm archiving our stories is a cultural and political act.

Archivists rarely share their experiences as archivists. The Evidence is a platform to tell these unique and powerful stories within the context of the Black archival tradition.

Subjects may include: archiving memory, agency in the archives, archival labor, combating racism in the archives, community archives and spaces, decolonizing the archives, digital archives and archiving, legacy makers, origins stories, personal testimonies, queer voices, understanding pain in the archives, women and gender in the archives. We welcome other ideas as well.

This anthology takes its inspiration from the legacy of past pioneering archivists, curators, librarians, and scholars such as Regina Anderson Andrews, Brenda Banks, Abdel Kader Haidara, Jean Blackwell Hutson, Alexander Gumby, Sara Dunlap Jackson, Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Dorothy Porter, Arthur Schomburg, Marion Stokes, and many others who left an indelible mark on archiving the global Black experience.

We welcome archivists, artists, curators, historians, memory workers, public record keepers, scholars and students to participate in this groundbreaking project. Please read the guidelines listed below. The deadline for submitting a proposal or abstract is December 15, 2020. If your submission is selected for the anthology, we will inform you no later than February 28, 2021.

Proposals/abstracts should be between 350-500 words in length. Submissions are limited to: research articles, personal essays, creative pieces, interviews and visuals.

We look forward to reading your submissions.

Editors: Miranda Mims and Steven G. Fullwood, Nomadic Archivists Project (NAP)

Please submit proposals here:
For inquiries: www.nomadicarchivistsproject.com/contact
Website: www.nomadicarchivistsproject.com

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