Doing The Work: From Colonial Pasts to Inclusive Futures

27 Jan 2021 10:47 AM | MacKenzie Gott (Administrator)

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 aao@aao-archivists.ca 

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


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