Weekly News Roundup – May 19th, 2017

Our weekly news roundup from around the globe
  • Celebrate International Archives Day: * The International Council on Archives invites you to celebrate the International Archives Day on Friday 9 June 2017 ! We invite you to celebrate the International Archives Day on the theme of the ALA-ICA Conference 2017 “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism” which will take place in Mexico from 27 to 29 November. More at: http://www.ica.org/en/international-archives-day-2017
  • Excerpt: “If archivists have any hope of contributing to a radically inclusive historical record, we must make a fundamental change. I want to see the day where inclusive and community-driven description is no longer radical, but mainstream. I want to see new professionals enter the field with basic cultural competency about the knowledge protocols, definitions, and information needs of the diverse communities they serve.”

 

 

  • Excerpt: “TRC will be a tremendous opportunity to accept the darkness of our collective history and to proceed, without delay, with réconciliation and rebuilding our relationships as one Gambian peoples. Let’s not let it slip away. We can have a great nation with when we reconcile and forgiveness.”
New publication
Upcoming conferences, CFPs
  • CFP: Quellen und Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter: Neue Zugaenge fuer eine etablierte Disziplin? DIGIMET 2017 –
    25.09.2017-26.09.2017, Berlin
    Deadline: 31.05.2017
  • Program for the Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) Annual Conference 2017 in Manchester (Motto: Challenge the past, set the agenda) is now available online: http://conference.archives.org.uk/
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