Call for Participation: 13th Annual SAA Research Forum

ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE!—the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and SAA—will take place at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, July 31–August 6.  If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation, then join us for the 13th annual SAA Research Forum: “Transformative”! If you’d like to propose a platform or paper presentation, submit your abstract by May 15.

Call for Participants and Presentations: SAA 2019 Research Forum

Call for Participants and Presentations
Society of American Archivists
2019 Research Forum
Friday, August 2, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
JW Marriott, Austin, Texas

Archivists from around the country and the world will convene at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and Society of American Archivists, in Austin, Texas, July 31- August 6, 2019. If you’re engaged in research…seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution…willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a beta site for research trials…or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation…then join us in Austin, Texas, for the 13th annual SAA Research Forum: “Transformative!”

Researchers, practitioners, educators, students, and the curious across all sectors of archives and records management are invited to participate. Use the Forum to discuss, debate, plan, organize, evaluate, or motivate research projects and initiatives. Here’s your chance to find collaborators or to help inform researchers about what questions and problems need to be tackled. The Forum features the full spectrum of research activities—from “pure” research to applied research to innovative practice—all of interest and value to the archives community.

The organizers encourage submissions for the Research Forum that address 1) diversity and inclusion and/or 2) models for collaboration across domains (archives, libraries, galleries, and museums).

For ideas or to learn more about past Forums, see the 2007-2018 proceedings at http://archivists.org/proceedings/research-forum.

Questions? Contact the organizers at researchforum@archivists.org – and watch for updates on the Forum’s webpage at http://archivists.org/proceedings/research-forum.

The 2019 Research Forum will feature a full day of presentations. The following events are planned:

● Research Presentations and Posters (Friday, August 2, 9:00 am–5:00 pm): Here’s your chance to present, discuss, listen to, or view research reports and results on a variety of topics. The final 30 minutes of this session will seek input for SAA’s 2020 Research Forum.

● Poster Sessions: Be sure to make time to visit the poster sessions, which will include practice innovation and research topics.

Call for Platform and Poster Presentations

SAA invites submission of abstracts (of 250 words or fewer) for either 10-minute platform presentations or poster presentations. Topics may address research on, or innovations in, any aspect of archives practice or records management in government, corporate, academic, scientific, or other setting. Presentations on research results that may have emerged since the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting Call for Proposals deadline are welcome, as are reports on research completed within the past three years that you think is relevant and valuable for discussion. Please indicate whether you intend a platform or poster presentation.

Abstracts will be evaluated by a review committee co-chaired by Nance McGovern (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Heather Soyka (Kent State University).
Abstract Submission Form

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 15, 2019. You will be notified of the review committee’s decision by July 2 (in advance of the Early-Bird registration deadline).

Please be sure to include:  Presentation title, your name and affiliation, email address, and whether your proposal is for a platform or poster presentation.

Call for Applicants: Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship Program

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America funds a number of fellowships designed to promote bibliographical inquiry and research.  Supported projects may range chronologically from clay tablets and papyrus rolls to contemporary literary texts and born-digital materials. Topics relating to books and manuscripts in any field and of any period are eligible for consideration as long as they include analysis of the physical object – that is, the handwritten, printed, or other textual artifact – as historical evidence.

Applications are due on December 1, 2018.

For a complete list of fellowships and for application procedures, please visit:

https://bibsocamer.org/awards/fellowships/

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The first of our deadlines, for MHS-NEH support, is January 15, 2019!

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020.

MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Society will offer at least two awards in 2019-2020. (See our ad in the H-Net Jobs Guide or visit our website for details.) The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. The Society adds a monthly supplement, payable directly to the MHS-NEH Fellow, of $562.50. These fellowships are for researchers who have already completed the terminal degree in their fields (typically a Ph.D.).

DEADLINE: JAN. 15, 2019

MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. See the MHS website for details on these fellowships; we will offer more than twenty short-term fellowships in 2019-2020!

DEADLINE: MAR. 1, 2019

The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks of research at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000.

DEADLINE: FEB. 15, 2019

The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-seven organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions. Visit www.nerfc.org to learn more about the member organizations and start planning your itinerary!

DEADLINE: FEB. 1, 2019

For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/research/fellowships, email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0577. Follow us on Twitter @MHS_Research for reminders regarding fellowship deadlines and information on all of our other activities.

Call for Research Survey Participation about Digital Oral History

Dear all,

I am conducting an online survey as part of my PhD project on digital oral history. This survey focuses on digital tools and ethical dilemmas and is open to anyone who has already recorded, archived or disseminated oral history interviews.

You are invited to answer, whatever your country, discipline and type of institution. You can choose any of the following languages:

It takes approximately 20 minutes (depending on how much you wish to write) and is open until the 31st July 2018. This survey is anonymous and your answers will be handled securely in line with my university’s research data management policy.

I would also be most grateful if you could forward this message to your colleagues and students.

Yours sincerely,
Myriam Fellous-Sigrist
Department of Digital Humanities
King’s College London (United Kingdom)
myriam.fellous-sigrist@kcl.ac.uk
Related date: June 13, 2018 to July 31, 2018

Research Grant: University of Florida

Grants for Travel to Collections at University of Florida

Travel grants of up to $2,500 are available to support research in the Special and Area Studies Collections Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries at University of Florida. Proposals are due Friday, June 1, 2018, with award notifications the week of July 1, 2018. Research must be undertaken between August 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

University of Florida collections are exceptionally broad and deep for the study of global and Florida topics. Collection strengths include Latin America and the Caribbean, Judaica, African wildlife conservation, world and Florida maps, popular culture, historical Anglo-American children’s literature, and Florida history, literature, politics, and architecture.

Awards support research onsite in Gainesville, Florida. Proposals for interdisciplinary or multi-collection topics, projects matched closely to strengths of the collections, and with a tangible outcome will receive preference.

Researchers from the U.S. or abroad are encouraged to apply. Awards are made without regard to nationality, with travel costs a consideration in amount of award. In addition to general travel grants, specific funds have been earmarked for proposals relating to constitutional studies, the Panama Canal Zone, and biomedicine and the humanities.

Details of the travel grant program and descriptions of collections may be found at: www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/Travel2CollectionsCFP.pdf

Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

1. Nature of the Award

1.1 The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).

2. Purpose of the Award
2.1 The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information.

3. Eligibility

3.1 The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:
(a) Be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study;
(b) Have completed all course work; and
(c) Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.

3.2 Recipients may receive the award not more than once.

4. Administration

4.1 The Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information is sponsored and administered by Litwin Books, LLC, an independent scholarly publisher.

5. Nominations

5.1 Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1, to award@litwinbooks.com.

5.2 The submission package should include the following:
(a) The accepted dissertation proposal;
(b) A description of the work done to date;
(c) A letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee member;
(d) An up-to-date curriculum vitae with current contact information.

6. Selection of the Awardee

6.1 Submissions will be judged on merit with emphasis on the following:
(a) Clarity of thought;
(b) Originality;
(c) Relevance to our time;
(d) Evidence of good progress toward completion.

7. Notification

7.1 The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified via letter by July 1.

Read more about past winners.