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Society of California Archivists Call for Session Proposals

  • 1.  Society of California Archivists Call for Session Proposals

    Posted Nov 23, 2022 04:05 PM

    The Society of California Archivists (SCA) invites submissions of session proposals for our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in-person from April 6-8, 2023 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel.

    The Program Committee invites your submissions, especially those based on next year's theme: History by the People.  The theme can be broadly interpreted, expanding on the scope of who "the people" are. We aim to include a broad and diverse range of sessions and topics. Possible session topics could include:

    - Archives and collaborative work within a community

    - Archives as authority and how it relates to power imbalances, privilege, and colonial practices

    - Advocacy initiatives

    - Considerations on the operational costs of stewardship

    - Digital projects involving community archives

    - Inclusivity and reparative work

    - Labor issues

    Other aspects of archival practice and research are also welcomed.

    First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, solo archivists, community members, and other individuals who work with archival materials in less traditional or unconventional roles are encouraged to submit a proposal. We welcome proposals from archivists and memory workers at all stages of their career.

    In an effort to be more intentionally inclusive of underrepresented voices in discussions centered around community archives, non-traditional archives and/or memory projects, a limited number of stipends will be available to support the participation of community archivists and memory workers. Please see eligibility criteria 

    SUBMIT YOUR 2023 SCA-AGM PROPOSALS HERE. Or if you have a session topic in mind and want to reach out to possible co-presenters, feel free to use this AGM Session Idea Sheet to help make connections

    The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 5, 2022 (11:59p PT)

    We look forward to seeing your proposals and to seeing you in Sacramento!


    The 2023 SCA-AGM Program Committee

    Lisa Mix, Chair
    Vice President / President-elect
    Society of California Archivists

    Lisa Mix
    Director, University Archives & Special Collections, CSUF
    Vice President, Society of California Archivists