SAA’s Native American Archivists Section just released their first case study, “Archival Initiatives for the Indigenous Collections at the American Philosophical Society” by Brian Carpenter.
If interested, you can submit your own case study for publication.
The Society of Florida Archivists Journal (SFAJ) seeks articles that foster exciting conversations about progressive archival approaches and best practices in the state of Florida and beyond. Submissions that explore current developments, shared challenges, and untapped opportunities in archives, records management, and the curatorial sciences are encouraged for SFAJ vol. 2, no. 1 (2019).
Individual and co-authors are encouraged to submit works including, but not limited to: research papers, case studies, presentation proceedings, literature reviews, book and tool reviews, reflective essays, and works in progress. For more information about the mission, focus, and scope of the publication, visit the SFAJ website.
SFAJ is a peer-reviewed, open access, fully online publication with a rolling submission policy. Prospective authors are asked to review the journal guidelines prior to submitting articles and reviews. Inquiries, proposals, and all other communications should be sent directly to the journal’s editors at email@example.com.
The inaugural issue of the Society of Florida Archivists Journal (SFAJ) debuted December 2018. Volume 1, number 1 is available online on the Journal’s website.
Co-editors, Charlotte Nunes (Lafayette College Libraries) and Andi Gustavson (Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin)
We seek abstract proposals for contributions to an edited collection exploring how archives-based undergraduate pedagogy transforms the institutional authority of the archive. We are proposing the collection to the peer-reviewed, open-access, digitally-native Lever Press in association with Fulcrum, a scholarly communications platform that allows for flexible multimedia research publication. As such, we welcome contributions that may involve multiple media formats.
This edited collection will include perspectives from educators, archivists (both community- and institutionally-affiliated), and undergraduates involved in efforts to deconstruct and transform the institutional authority of the archive. We will examine how these efforts and the evolving core values of higher education mutually influence each other. How can emergent best practices in community-based digital archiving inform productive shifts in undergraduate pedagogy? How can we transform our pedagogy to better prepare students to ethically engage with the digital archives they encounter and create? And how can these transformations newly express the core values of higher education?
We seek contributions that frame archives-based pedagogy in terms of opportunities for students to find value in difference, seek equity, and practice collaboration. Contributions might touch on:
strategies for exposing students to critical debates in the archives field about access and discovery, community-led archiving, redescription efforts, metadata standards, deaccessioning protocols, etc.
practices to encourage critical engagement with the ethical challenges posed by working with digital archives: where are the gaps and absences in the digital record, what are the barriers to access, and what are the potential gains and risks of placing primary sources in digital environments?
projects that read archives against the grain in order to highlight perspectives that have not historically been centered in collection-building, but that are very much present in the archives.
collaborations to build more comprehensive collections where gaps and silences exist.
challenges and opportunities presented by the digital realm, which reduces barriers to access in some areas while raising new barriers in others.
Other topics contributors might address include (but are not limited to):
Postcustodial archives and pedagogy
Trauma-informed pedagogy and approaches to teaching and building digital archives that reflect histories of violence
Critical data modeling of archival collections
Teaching computational methods to surface patterns at scale in digital archival collections; “collections as data”
Building sustainable collaborations between classrooms and community partners that extend beyond the single term
The rights of student collaborators on public-facing digital archival projects
Challenges and opportunities for students learning in new digital environments
Contributions will be prioritized for inclusion that include perspectives from current or former undergraduate collaborators, or that include these collaborators as co-authors. Please send 300-500 word abstracts to co-editors Charlotte Nunes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Andi Gustavson (email@example.com). Review of abstracts will begin April 1, 2019.
See also our MLA 2020 Special Session CFP, Transformative Archives-Based Pedagogy, deadline March 18, 2019.
The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy: Teaching & Research with Archives, Issue Fourteen
Danica Savonick, Jojo Karlin, and Stephen Klein
Possibly Impossible; Or, Teaching Undergraduates to Confront Digital and Archival Research Methodologies, Social Media Networking, and Potential Failure
Rebekah Fitzsimmons and Suzan Alteri
From Page to Screen and Back Again: Archives-Centered Pedagogy in the 21st Century Writing Classroom
Elizabeth Davis, Nancee Reeves, and Teresa Saxton
Crowdsourcing Traumatic History: Understanding the Historial Archive
Digital Paxton: Collaborative Construction with Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Collections
Will Fenton, Kate Johnson, and Kelly Schmidt
The Space Between Researcher, Object, Institution: Building Collaborative Knowledge with Primary Sources
Mary Catherine Kinniburgh
Narrating Memory through Rhetorical Reflections: CUNY Students and Their Archives
Wendy Hayden, María Hernández-Ojeda, and Iris Finkel
Engaging Women’s History through Collaborative Archival Wikipedia Projects
Ariella Rotramel, Rebecca Parmer, and Rose Oliveira
Collaboration Adventures with Primary Sources: Exploring Creative and Digital Outputs
Jennifer Needham and Jeanann Croft Haas
Realizing the Past: Charting a Course for Sustainable Instruction and Engagement with Archival Materials Using Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies
Amanda G. Pellerin, Ximin Mi, and Alison Valk
Branching Out: Using Historical Records to Connect with the Environment
Wendy Wasman, Thomas Beatman, Shanon Donnelly, Kathryn Flinn, Jeremy Spencer, and Ryan Trimbath
Views from the Field
Teaching Colonial Translations Through Archives: From Ink and Quill to XML (Or Not)
Allison Margaret Bigelow
Diving into the Wreck: (Re)Creating the Archive in the First Year Writing Classroom
Maxine Krenzel and Daisy Atterbury
Born-Digital Archives in the Undergraduate Classroom
How a Digital Collaboration at Oberlin College Between Archivists, Faculty, Students and Librarians Found Its Muse in Mary Church Terrell, Nineteenth-Century Feminist and Civil Rights Icon
Ken Grossi, Alexia Hudson-Ward, Carol Lasser, Sarah Minion, and Natalia Shevin
Issue Fourteen Masthead
Style and Structure Editor
sava saheli singh
Inés Vañó García