AAO/AMA Joint 2016 Conference - Call for Posters

14 Jan 2016 12:45 PM | Danielle Robichaud

Inspired by the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) poster session, the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) and the Association for Manitoba Archives (AMA) are pleased to announce its Call for Posters at the AAO/AMA Joint 2016 Conference to be held 11-13 May 2016 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The Conference Program Committee invites poster proposals pertaining to all areas of archival theory and practice, as well as those that address the conference theme “Archives Confidential: Breaking Down the Barriers”. Examples of the conference theme may include topics that are often overlooked, are not addressed in an inclusive manner or that create discomfort or discord in the relationships between practitioners, record creators, donors, users of archives, and the general public. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Truth and Reconciliation.
  • Professional failures and how we learn from them.
  • How do we care for and represent records of trauma?
  • What are we not effectively addressing as a profession?
  • Representation of people/groups in archives and archival exhibits.
  • How do we build or repair relationships with groups in the communities that we serve and foster trust in our institutions?
  • What happens when we morally disagree with the appraisal and description of material held within our collections?
  • How do we effectively acknowledge language, social custom, race, or gender barriers within both our collections and professional community?

Submissions of poster proposals are invited for a special lightning round dedicated to student scholarship, new professionals, and emerging research during the joint conference*. Individuals will have 5 minutes to present their poster followed by a question and answer period. Poster dimensions 32” x 40”.  

The poster proposals should be sent with a brief abstract of 250 words to the AAO Office.

The deadline to submit poster proposals is March 31, 2016.

On behalf of the AAO/AMA Joint 2016 Conference Program Committee

*Please note that the Conference Program Committee will not be able to provide complimentary registration to our presenters, and they will need to register and secure their own funding to attend the conference.

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