Virtual AERI 2022 Call for Proposals

The 2022 Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) will be held virtually from 11 – 15 July 2022.

AERI is a week-long annual working institute, designed to strengthen education and research and support academic cohort-building and mentoring. Institutes are open to all faculty, academic staff and students at all levels working in archival studies, as well as practitioners engaged in archival education, research and scholarship, broadly conceived.

AERI seeks to advance the field of archival studies by:

  • Creating a dynamic community of researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners
  • Helping to mentor doctoral students and academic staff in areas such as thesis preparation, grant writing, publishing, and career development.
  • Advancing curriculum development in archival studies at all levels—undergraduate, graduate/postgraduate and continuing education.
  • Furthering current research development inside the academy and in practice through paper presentations, posters and workshop activities.
  • Fostering interest in future collaborations intra- and internationally.

We invite proposals for contributions that fit within AERI’s goals. These can include short papers, panels, posters, pedagogical, curricular, methodological and technological workshops, performances or readings. We also encourage the community to propose and host listening sessions on social and professional issues that you believe warrant discussion by the AERI community.

There will be no best poster or best student paper prizes this year.

All proposals that meet one or more of the goals listed above will be accepted.

AERI is a working meeting of those engaged in archival studies research and education, and the presentation of work in progress is encouraged. So too are methodological and pedagogical workshops, especially those designed for doctoral students and junior faculty. 

This year, the program committee is gauging interest for online networking meetings through the call for proposals. We encourage anyone who would like to host a networking meeting (rather than a panel/presentation) on a topic of interest to please use the form below. 

Each person or group proposing a contribution should propose three different times (in UTC) to deliver their sessions. The program committee will use this information to compile a schedule where all accepted sessions fit. Once this schedule is completed, the program committee will contact the corresponding author confirming their time and asking them to submit the link or joining information for their chosen platform (for example, Zoom). There will be no central registration for AERI 2022. 

The AERI Youtube channel will be used to share recordings of presentations to facilitate participation across time zones. The channel will be available for the week of AERI, and presenters can choose whether their video remains on the AERI YouTube channel after AERI 2022 has concluded. 

If you don’t have access to a platform for hosting a session or recording a video, please get in touch and we’ll see if we can help. If you’d like to contribute content in some other way, please get in touch. Proposals are to be submitted by completing the form below. Any questions can be directed to Nicola Laurent [email protected]

Timeline for Applications

  • 1 May 2022 – Deadline for submission of proposals
  • 19 June 2022 – Program launched
  • July 11 – 15 – AERI

Additional information about the meeting will be available soon and watch #aeri2022 for news and discussion!



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