Month: January 2014
Hotel Reservation now available for the MARAC meeting in Rochester, N.Y., April 24-26, 2014
Register now for the NEA Spring 2014 Meeting
Early-bird: now-February 17
Advance: February 18 – March 14
On site: March 15-22
For detailed pricing information and to register online, click here. To be eligible for the NEA-Member Registration Rate, please make sure you’ve renewed your membership. Remember: you can always check your status and renew online.
If you have any questions about the registration process, contact Emily Tordo, NEA Registrar at email@example.com. Any questions about membership renewal, contact Kristine M. Sjostedt, Membership Secretary at Kristine.Sjostedt@umassmed.edu.
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside
250 Market Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Room rate $125 available until February 24th (subject to availability.), using this code: New England Archivists 2014 QYND6W2WZTY (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser):https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1306242670&key=9E66C
Spring 2014 will feature two plenary speakers: Vivek Bald and Ian MacKaye.
Ian MacKaye (Friday, March 21) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer best known for being the frontman of influential punk bands like Minor Threat, Fugazi, and The Evens. Currently he is working to personally preserve recordings of all of Fugazi’s 1,000+ shows. He is also trying to preserve the cassette recordings of his grandmother who wrote a marriage counseling column for Ladies Home Journal. Read more about MacKaye’s audio-archiving work.
Vivek Bald (Saturday, March 22) is a scholar and filmmaker whose documentary, In Search of Bengali Harlem has spurred a related book and website. The website is part of Bald’s ongoing project to document the histories of two little-known groups of early South Asian migrants to the United States. Both were groups of Muslim men, predominantly from the region of Bengal, who entered the U.S. between the 1880s and the 1940s.
The sessions on Friday and Saturday cover a wide range of topics and formats such as a roundtable discussion on the Boston Bombing Digital Archives, working with students in archives, collaborating with non-archivists, and how best to provide access to moving image and sound archives.
The “Jeopardy” tournament on Friday will test your knowledge of the profession, repositories all over New England, and fun historical facts. Players will compete for bragging rights and cool prizes by answering questions from NEA’s own Alex Trebek, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall. Details on how to participate are coming soon.
View the full schedule to begin your own planning for Spring 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the NEA Spring 2014 Meeting, please contact Kelli Bogan, Spring 2014 Program Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from University at Albany
Distinguished Service Award Nominations
- Service as an officer, caucus representative, committee member or chair, and as a frequent session or workshop instructor;
- Service as a member of the board or committee or section of a national or international archival organization;
- Writing books or journal articles in the field;
- Serving as a professor or as a workshop presenter;
- Contributing to a State Historical Records Advisory Board;
- Reviewing applications for granting agencies.
- A nomination form;
- The nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae;
- A letter detailing why the nominee should receive the award;
- A second letter of support.
2014 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award
The application period for the 2014 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award is now open!
The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 and recognizes and acknowledges minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists. The recipients of the award will receive full complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel and travel for attending the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA in Washington, D.C. in August 2014. In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.
Eligibility: The Pinkett is awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the academic year proceeding the date on which the award is given.
For more details or to download the application form please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-pinkett
The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014.
News from Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University: Call for Proposals