Erie Conference: Graduate Student Paper Session

The Program Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Spring 2013 meeting in Erie, Pennsylvania, is seeking paper and presentation proposals from archives graduate students. Students must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or have graduated in the last two years. Proposals should engage a topic of current interest to the archival community. The committee will select participants based on the quality of proposals. Depending on the number of qualified proposals, the session may be presented as either a lightning session (more than 3 speakers at 5-15 minutes each) or a more traditional session format (approx. 3 speakers, 15-25 minutes each).

Please submit an abstract of between 250-500 words, along with a paper title. Include in your submission the following:

  • Name of author(s)
  • Name and email of primary contact person
  • Name and address of your graduate school
  • Date of graduation

Please submit your proposal no later than Friday, December 21, 2012. Proposals must be submitted electronically to When submitting your proposal, please use the following subject line: MARAC Student Paper Proposal.

MARAC does not provide funding for conference expenses for speakers. However, students are encouraged to apply for the MARAC meeting scholarship awards. Please see the MARAC website for more information on the MARAC Meeting Scholarship Award and the MARAC Meeting Travel Assistance Award.
If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Sturm ( or Jessica Johnson (, Program Committee Co-Chairs.

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