9/26/2013 to 9/27/2013
Library of Congress
Washington, District of Columbia
Catherine Hiebert Kerst
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Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration
A Symposium at the Library of Congress (contingent on passage of the federal US budget).
Sept. 26-27, 2013
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress,
Washington, DC, 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.
The preliminary schedule is available at: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/events/culturalheritagearchives/schedule.html
* 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
Biographies and abstracts for all presenters and moderators are also accessible from the site, as is information for visiting the Library of Congress and finding near-by accomodations.
RegistrationThe symposium is free and open to the public, but registration will be required. Registration is available at http://www.loc.gov/folklife/events/culturalheritagearchives/index.html.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the information requested below and indicate which of
the six symposium sessions would be most appropriate for your
Title of your presentation:
Abstract of your presentation (300 words or less):
NOTE: There may be limited funds to support travel. If your
proposal is accepted, and you would you like to be considered for a stipend to
support travel to the symposium, please provide a statement of
need along with your proposal.