The Archives Association of Ontario is pleased to announce its Call for Posters for the 2021 Annual Conference to be held virtually from May 11-14, 2021.
The Conference Program Committee invites poster proposals broadly connected to the conference theme.
We especially welcome and encourage posters by and from archivists who identify as part of minority communities. We also welcome posters from students, new graduates, and emerging archivists, or those archivists associated with under-represented institutions or collections. All individuals who work with archival records are invited to submit a proposal.
Potential subjects for consideration include but are not limited to:
Archival silences and barriers to access
Redescription projects, addressing colonial legacies in archivy
Community archival disruptions, adaptations, and innovations
Individual and institutional responses to the A Reconciliation Framework for Canadian Archives, TRC Final Report, UNDRIP, OCAP, the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials, and other recommendations
Approaches to community consultation, collaboration, and outreach
Imagining and re-imagining archival futures
Re-imagining archival education
Thinking critically about “the profession”
Anti-racism and archives
Critical race theory from a Canadian archival lens
The presenter(s) will be required to submit a short video (under 5 minutes) of their poster presentation and be available to attend a live Q&A during the conference. Presenters will also have the option of sharing their poster on the AAO Instagram and Facebook account.
Poster proposals should include an abstract of up to 250 words and a biographical note of no more than 100 words for each participant.
Proposals should be submitted to: AAO Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals should use the subject line format: AAO2021_Poster_Lastname-Firstname
The due date of applications/submissions is February 28, 2021.
On behalf of the AAO 2021 Conference Program Committee