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Call for Papers due April 8 - International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institutions Archives

  • 1.  Call for Papers due April 8 - International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institutions Archives

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    Call for Papers

    The International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA-SUV) is pleased to announce its annual conference for 2024.The conference, titled What Does Diversity Mean to You?, will be held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, 7-9 October, 2024. This will be an in-person conference.

    This conference presents an opportunity for reflective discussion about many aspects of diversity work among its varied cultural and geographical contexts. The goal is to provide for individual and collective exploration of the commonalities and differences experienced by archivists and records professionals around the globe. This theme is inspired by the clear interest in such discussions voiced by participants during our 2023 What Does Diversity Mean to You? online conversations.

    In these meetings, colleagues noted that professional conversations are important to furthering global and local understanding of diversity and its associated concepts. In the spirit of benefitting from listening and responding to different perspectives, the Section welcomes program proposals on the following topics relating to accessibility, diversity, equity, equality, inclusion, and justice:

    • Exploring similarities and differences around the globe and their resulting opportunities and challenges
    • Moving from merely embedding concepts to acting within organizational/archival operations and culture
    • Caretaking and honoring successes and joys
    • Relating practices and concepts to each other, (e. g. accessibility within inclusion)
    • Supporting this work across our organizations, work groups and communities (e.g. what is the role of various workplace generations?)
    • Meeting the workplace and professional associated challenges
    • Envisaging our future local and global work
    • Your additional ideas are very welcome

    Papers and presentations formats:

    • Lightning Talks: Rapid and concise presentations; 10 minutes long
    • Papers: Research/scholarly papers; 20 minutes long; can be analytical, descriptive, or reflective
    • Panel Discussion : Composed of 3 speakers, plus a facilitator, with varied perspectives discussing a similar topic; indicate length of time requested
    • Wild Card : Submit your own idea or format and indicate length of time requested

    Please submit to Caroline Brown, ICA-SUV Chair, at" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" rel="noopener"> an abstract of 250-300 words accompanied by a bibliography of at least two titles, which will not count towards the 250-word minimum plus the following information:

    • Title of paper or presentation
    • Presentation format
    • Name(s) of speaker(s)
    • Job title(s) and institution(s)
    • Postal address and email address
    • Short bio for each speaker (150-200 words)

    About Glasgow

    Our gathering will be held in Scotland's most populous and diverse city, Glasgow. Located on the banks of the River Clyde in West Central Scotland, Glasgow features extraordinary architecture, internationally recognized theatres, museums, art galleries, and libraries. Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music, a distinction held by only 59 cities. University of Strathclyde will host the conference on campus in Glasgow's city centre.  

    Please note that there will be no global language translation at the conference, so only papers and presentations in English will be accepted.

    The due date for submissions is close of business (GMT) Monday, April 8, 2024. Authors will be notified by close of business Friday, May 10, 2024 whether their proposals have been accepted.

    Speakers will be expected to cover their own travel costs and conference registration.

    For accessibility requests and questions, please contact Caroline Brown at" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" rel="noopener">

    More information about ICA-SUV:" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" rel="noopener">

    We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow!

    On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee: Caroline Brown (chair), Ellen Engseth

    Brenda Gunn, Rachael Jones, Garfield Lam, Pepita Raventós, and Karen Trivette

    Ellen Engseth
    Curator, Immigration History and Head, Migration & Social Services Collections
    University of Minnesota Libraries
    Minneapolis MN