*There is still time to submit proposals for the SAA annual meeting: https://www2.archivists.org/am2019/program/call-for-program-proposals
* The IAAS steering committee congratulates Trudy Huskamp Peterson on receiving the 2018 Emmett Leahy Award for Excellence in Records and Information Management.
“The Emmett Leahy Award honors a pioneer in the field of records and information management. The award recognizes an individual whose contributions and outstanding accomplishments have a major impact on the records and information management profession. Established in 1967, this award honors the spirit of innovation, dedication, and excellence in records and information management of Emmett Leahy, an icon in the development of the life cycle approach to managing records and information.”
* Among Trudy Huskamp Peterson’s many noteworthy contributions to international archives scholarship and practice is the publication of the monthly newsletter of the ICA Human Rights Working Group. The October 2018 issue has just come out: ICA HRWG News 2018-10
Please review, in particular, Huskamp Peterson’s commentary on the the 70th anniversary of the declaration of Human Rights (coming up in December 2018), and the need to hold non-state actors, particularly transnational corporations and business entities, accountable for human rights violations.
* The German Bundesarchiv (Federal Archives of Germany) launched the portal „Weimar: Die erste deutsche Demokratie“ [Weimar: The First German Democracy] in March 2018. The portal offers access to thousands of digitized records, maps, photographs, films, audio recordings, and posters from the Weimar Republic, with new materials being added on an ongoing basis. Href interviewed Vera Zahnhausen from the Bundesarchiv about the portal, which is one of the major recent digital initiatives of the Bundesarchiv. https://href.hypotheses.org/1194 (posted on href on November 7, 2018)
*Chris Hurley, based at Monash University in Australia, has posted notes and reflections on several international archival and records management conferences he attended on his blog (Conference Musings, 2018): http://www.descriptionguy.com/not-otherwise-classified.html#0
Calls and Announcements
* 28th International Archival Day at the International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste and Maribos, November 19th and 20th, 2018: http://www.iias-trieste-maribor.eu/index.php?id=116&L=1%3F%C2%B4%27%270×27%3B&L=1
*Archives Portal Europe transcribathon (organized by Transcribus and Archives Portal Europe), November 30th, 2018: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archives-portal-europe-transcribathon-tickets-51456180822
* Archives Unleashed: Call for Participation. Web Data at Scale with the Archives Unleashed Toolkit: Web Archive Datathon. Gelman Library | George Washington University. 21-22 March 2019
http://archivesunleashed.org/washington/ (Deadline December 3, 2018)
* Announcement from Anne Gilliland posted on ICA-l: “Malmö City Archives in Sweden is co-sponsoring a one-day symposium with the Refugee Rights in Records Project of the UCLA Department of Information Studies’ Center for Information as Evidence and the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies. It will address topics related to refuge, documentation and archives and bring together speakers from a range of backgrounds: people with experience of coming to Sweden as refugees, those who assist and advocate for refugees and asylum seekers; and record keepers, archivists and museum curators who manage official records or collect and (re)present documentation of displacement and diaspora.” The symposium will be held on November 21, 2018. Please contact Anne Gilliland if you’d like more information or if you are interested in registering.