Tuesday, March 12, 2013

CFP - Cultural Heritage Archives:

Cultural Heritage Archives:
Networks, Innovation & Collaboration

A Symposium at the Library of Congress

NOTE: This symposium is contingent on passage of the federal US budget.

Sept. 26-27, 2013

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will hold a
symposium entitled Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation &
Collaboration on Sept. 26-27, 2013. Cultural heritage archives serve as
valuable repositories of memory and knowledge that document the ongoing
community-based creativity of individuals and groups. During the past
decade, there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the value and power
of developing such archives at all levels, from very local and informal
collections to large national and international repositories.

The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of
ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic
strategies for contemporary archival realities. It will also provide a
forum for new voices to present and discuss emerging archival initiatives
as well as case studies focused on several key topics for a public
audience. The symposium will combine longer presentations by invited
speakers with short papers generated through this call.

Symposium Sessions:

Session I: Users of Cultural Heritage Archival Materials
Session II: Preservation and Digital Stewardship
Session III: Archival Description
Session IV: Education and Training
Session V: Sharing Resources
Session VI: Forging Archival Collaborations and Alliances

For a fuller description of the symposium and the individual sessions, go
to: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/events/culturalheritagearchives/

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 22, 2013

Proposals for short presentations (5-7 min.) should be submitted as email
attachments and sent to folklife@loc.gov.  Please include the information
requested below and indicate which of the six symposium sessions would be
most appropriate for your presentation.

Email address:
Title of your presentation:
Abstract of your presentation (300 words or less):
Preferred session:
Alternate session:

NOTE: We may have limited funds to support travel. If your proposal is
accepted, would you like to be considered for a stipend to support travel
to the symposium? If so, please provide a statement of need along with your