The annual week-long summer Archival Education and Research Institutes (AERIs)are hosted by partner institutions. These working Institutes are designed to strengthen education and research and support academic cohort-building and mentoring. The Institutes are open to all academic faculty and doctoral students working in Archival Studies as well as to others engaged in archival education and scholarship, both nationally and internationally. We provide scholarship support to certain categories of attendees, particularly students and junior academics, to the extent that funds are available.
Past institutes were held at UCLA in 2009, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2010, Simmons College in 2011, UCLA in 2012, University of Texas at Austin in 2013, the University of Pittsburgh in 2014, the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2015, Kent State University in 2016, and the University of Toronto in 2017, the University of Alabama in2018 be held at the University of Alabama, and at the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) in 2019. AERI 2020 and 2021 have been held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as will AERI 2022.
Interested in hosting a future AERI meeting? Please find more information here in the Call for AERI Hosts, including programmatic and financial guidance.