Below are the scheduled sessions for Virtual AERI 2022. Please note that each session will have its own registration procedure located in the individual event page. Click through to each event to register and receive the video conference (Zoom) information.

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AERI Working Plenary

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Abstract The AERI Interim Board will host this Working Plenary to open the Virtual AERI 2022 and ratify the proposed ByLaws to constitute a new governance structure for the Archival Education and Research Initiative. The ByLaws have been circulated to members of AERI. A call for nominations for the new…

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Poster: Are Archivists Essential Workers? Documenting the Effects of COVID-19 on Funded Archival Institutions

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Abstract Humanities organizations continue to seek support after the start of the global pandemic. In reflecting on the year 2020, the only way to tell the stories of America’s Archives is through communicating with the Archivists themselves. The American Library Association (ALA) spotlight the resilience, determination, and innovations of library…

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Yarning about Indigenous Research and the Archives in Australia

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Abstract The presenters in this session have all had personal and professional experiences with archives. In approaching topics for research, they bring with them their standpoints, lived experiences and connections to their people and communities. These connections have guided the approaches and the values they bring to their research.  As…

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Workshop: Using the backwards design model to create effective online courses

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Abstract LSU’s archival studies program utilizes a unique online structure whereby students complete one course at a time in accelerated 7-week terms. The online courses follow a scaffolded structure with all course content and activities aligning with module, course, and programmatic learning objectives. Additionally, the course designs follow a similar…

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Community-Based Archives and the Power of Naming Practices

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Abstract In this panel, we present findings from the IMLS-funded Community-Based Archives the Power of Naming Practices research project in which we worked with four partner archives – South Asian American Digital Archive, SAADA; the Houston Area Rainbow Collective History, Houston ARCH; the Chicano/a Research Center at Arizona State University;…

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Keynote: Sumayya Ahmed

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Details Zoom meeting details will be provided prior to the event. To confirm the date/time of this session in your timezone please use the following link: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Keynote%3A+Sumayya+Ahmed&iso=20220712T16&p1=1440&ah=1

Networking Session

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Abstract This networking session will enable Virtual AERI 2022 attendees to meet and chat without a formal agenda, much as one might over refreshments at in person events. Details Zoom meeting details will be provided prior to the event. To confirm the date/time of this session in your timezone please…

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Workshop: Researching and Teaching Asian American Archives, and the Experiences of Asian American Archivists and Archival Patrons

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Abstract With the notable exception of the South Asian American Digital Archive, Asian American archives, archivists and archival patrons are largely absent in LIS literature and education. There are several reasons for this silence. First, as a part of the racial middle, Asian American issues are generally underdiscussed in the U.S. Second, the…

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Workshop: Access the Archive; Disability Justice and Archival Praxis

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Abstract This workshop will crowdsource materials for a syllabus on archives and disability. This session will raise questions such as - What the syllabus should look like? What are learning outcomes? How should these materials be delivered to support universal access? -What content should be included? How to best access…

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Facilitating Data Re-use

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Abstract A range of information scholarship has investigated data reuse in scientific communities (see Shiue et al., 2021; Wofford et al 2019; Pasquetto, Borgman, & Wofford, 2019; Pasquetto, Randles, & Borgman, 2017; Palmer et al., 2011; Wallis et al., 2013). Work in community and Indigenous archives has likewise explored how…

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Short Paper Session

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Short Paper Sessions consist of three papers: Caitlin Christian-Lamb: “It's About Who's Been Missing”: Investigating Gaps between Theory and Practice of Social, Reparative, and Restorative Justice Work in Academic Archives Anna Robinson-Sweet: Picturing the Police Officer with His Pen: Photography and the Carceral Archive Charlotte Im: The Construction and Influence…

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Roundtable: Mapping Records Continuum Futures

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Abstract Since its emergence over thirty years ago, Records Continuum Theory (RCT)—broadly encompassing thinking, theory, modelling, and practice—has continued to evolve. Appropriately, it is always in a state of becoming (McKemmish, 1994). The archival community was much saddened to hear of the death of Frank Upward—one of RCT’s key creators…

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Short Paper Session

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Short Paper Sessions consist of three papers: Jeff Hirschy: Sites of Trauma and Remembrance: The Public History and Power of Hurricane Archives and Memorials in Mississippi Deborah Garwood: Archivists’ agency and archival self-image: Description as a meta-collaborative information practice Qiuhui Xiao, Yu Wang, and Bowen Zhang: Decryption Management of the Classified Archives…

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Facilitating Archival Education and Research through New Media Collaboratively: A Chinese Practice of WeChat Public Account Operation

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Abstract The WeChat public account “Lingnan Archives” operated by the archival research team of Sun Yat-sen University in Southern China is a fresh platform for advocating archival education and archival work. As one part of professional training for students majoring in archival science at different levels, it aims to disseminate the value of archives and publicize the concepts as…

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Short Paper Session

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Short Paper Sessions consist of three papers: Sarah Hanahem: The Impact of Donor-Archivist Relationships on the Foundation of the McGill Archives Berlin Loa and Katherine Schlesinger: MLIS Education on Trauma-Informed Archival: Preliminary Research Findings Melvin Hale: KBI – A Unified Theory of Visual Knowledge for Archives from Art Practice Abstract The Impact of Donor-Archivist…

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Short Paper Session

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This Short Paper Sessions consists of two papers: Henria Aton, Christa Sato, Wendy Duff: Trauma-informed approaches to information: Reflections on co-teaching an innovative 6-week master’s level workshop Johnathan Thayer: Oral History and Rhizomatic Documentation of Cultural Heritage Abstract Trauma-informed approaches to information: Reflections on co-teaching an innovative 6-week master’s level workshop In 2020,…

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Workshop: Building More Equitable Relationships Between Archival Studies Scholars and Community Archives

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Abstract This workshop builds on the principles and protocols proposed in the collaboratively authored white paper, “‘Come Correct or Don’t Come at All’: Building More Equitable Relationships Between Archival Studies Scholars and Community Archives.” The white paper, collaboratively authored between community archivists and archival studies scholars, reported on a May…

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The Process and Implications of Books in Archival Studies

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Abstract This session brings together four authors of recent books in archival studies that examine unique but entangled processes by which power circulates and is mobilized through archives. Together panelists discuss the processes and implications of book-length arguments for archival studies. Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work (Routledge, 2021) explores…

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Activismo y pensamiento archivístico latinoamericano: nuevas perspectivas investigativas en estudios de archivo desde el sur

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Abstract Activismo y pensamiento archivístico latinoamericano: nuevas perspectivas investigativas en estudios de archivo desde el sur/Archival Activism and Latin-American Archival Thinking: New Research Perspectives on Archive Studies from the South Desde mediados del siglo XX, Latinoamérica ha desarrollado un pensamiento archivístico poco reconocido y estudiado debido a la narrativa anglosajona…

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Keynote: Tonia Sutherland

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Homegoing: On the Need for Black Memory Work and Black Archival Practices Dr. Tonia Sutherland | University of California, Los Angeles Abstract Archives in the United States typically comprise information such as names, genealogies, and narratives. To encounter Blackness in American archives, by contrast, often means that one must instead…

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Networking Session

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Abstract This networking session will enable Virtual AERI 2022 attendees to meet and chat without a formal agenda, much as one might over refreshments at in person events. Details To confirm the date/time of this session in your timezone please use the following link: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Networking+Session&iso=20220713T23&p1=1440&ah=1 Zoom details Register in advance…

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Keynote: Andrew Flinn

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Details Zoom meeting details will be provided prior to the event. To confirm the date/time of this session in your timezone please use the following link: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Keynote%3A+Andrew+Flinn&iso=20220714T10&p1=1440&ah=1

Networking Session

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Abstract This networking session will enable Virtual AERI 2022 attendees to meet and chat without a formal agenda, much as one might over refreshments at in person events. Details To confirm the date/time of this session in your timezone please use the following link: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Networking+session&iso=20220714T11&p1=1440&ah=1 Zoom details Register in advance…

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Short Paper Session

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Short Paper Sessions consist of three papers: Salma Abumeeiz: Building Community Archive Partnerships: Considerations, Pedagogies, and Cohort-Building around the Islamic Center of Southern California Community Archive Grace Handy: Refusal of Inclusion: Evading the Colonial Archive Alex H. Poole and Ashley Todd-Diaz: Unpacking the Graduate Archival Curriculum Abstract Building Community Archive Partnerships: Considerations, Pedagogies,…

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(Dis)location: Exploring the Movement of Information, Records, and People

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Abstract In this panel, speakers will discuss their research regarding the impact, outcomes, and perceptions of displacement, relocation, or removal of historic records and information. Panelists through moderated questions will then weave together research insights on how recordkeepers, makers, and users interact with colonial, paternalistic, and imperial systems of information.…

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Short Paper Session

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Short Paper Sessions consist of three papers: Alexandra Pucciarelli: Finding and Fearing Disease in the Archive: Evidence; Eugenics; Survivance Devan Ray Donaldson: Perception vs. Reality: Understanding the Birth Certificate of #BarackObama, Trust, and Misinformation Abstract Finding and Fearing Disease in the Archive: Evidence; Eugenics; Survivance My uncle Richard was just…

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Short Paper Session

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This Short Paper Sessions consists of two papers: Stacey Erdman: Introducing the Digital POWRR Peer Assessment Program Sarah Buchanan and Jane Bartley: Fostering Transparency and Responsiveness through Extensible Provenance Research Rozvita-Monica Cosac: Fr Vasile Radu, the first Romanian scholar of Hebrew and Christian Arabic studies, as revealed by archival material Abstract…

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Ethics of Care in Mental Health Archives in London

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Abstract Typist, Artist, Pirate, King: Representing the life of Audrey Amiss though a mental health lens Dr. Anna Sexton seeks to consider what adopting an ethics of care means when stewarding collections that document mental health lived experience. Self-described on her passport as a typist, artist, pirate and king, Audrey…

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Short Paper Session

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This Short Paper Sessions consists of three papers: Berlin Loa: Knowledge River: Next-Gen Scholars Ruth Abankwah and Christine-Rita Namusobya Afuaa Serwaa Abankwah: Dissertation mentoring Vlatka Lemić: Archival perspective in the research of socio-cultural dynamics: example of GLOB_Exchange project Abstract Introducing the Digital POWRR Peer Assessment Program The Knowledge River program (KR) at…

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Interactive Discussion: Embedding trauma-informed practice in archival education

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Abstract Ideas around archives, affect, empathy, trauma and emotions are increasingly being discussed in the archival literature. Alongside this, practitioners at conferences have shared their experiences of feeling trauma and emotions and being unprepared for this. How can these ideas and issues raised by academics and practitioners be acknowledged and…

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