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Call For Papers

Truths, Trust and Technology: Call for Proposals

The 2018 ACA Program Committee invites proposals for papers, panels, debates, lightening talks, and mini-workshops, relating to all areas of archival theory and practice that focus on technology: its impact upon records creation, preservation and access and the implications of technology for archival institutions, performance of archival functions, the archival profession, and archives' place in society. Proposals may address the following:

-Reinterpretations of records and archival theory in relation to digital media 

-Archival decolonization, indigenization and technology

-Preserving social media, cloud, web and other technologies

-Arrangement and description in the digital era

-Tracing provenance in complex and complicated infrastructures

-Issues of access, openness, and institutional transparency and the impact of technology

-New approaches to conducting historical research using archival sources

-Using technology to engage the public and communicate the archives

-Privacy, personal information and technology, and its effect on archival theory and practice

-The role of technical knowledge and skills in archival education and professional practice

The ACA Program Team has prepared a proposal tip sheet for those submitting proposals.  This tip sheet also includes a general overview of the conference program development process.


Click Here to submit your proposal

The Call for Session Submissions deadline is October 1, 2017

Please direct any questions to:

Victoria Lemieux

Chair, ACA 2017 Conference Program Team