Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) 2012
We are now accepting applications from doctoral students and faculty engaged in Archival Studies research, broadly conceived, to attend the fourth annual AERI, which will be hosted on the University of California at Los Angeles campus from July 9-13, 2012.
Funded by two four-year grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, annual week-long Archival Education and Research Institutes (AERI) are being hosted by partner institutions. Past institutes were held at UCLA in 2009, University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2010, and Simmons College in 2011. Future hosts for the Institute will be UCLA in 2012, University of Texas at Austin in 2013, University of Pittsburgh in 2014, and University of North Carolina in 2015. The Institutes are designed to strengthen education and research and support academic cohort-building and mentoring. Institutes are open to all academic faculty working and doctoral students working in Archival Studies, both nationally and internationally.
A second component is the encouragement of a larger and more diverse cohort of doctoral students in Archival Studies. The Emerging Archival Scholars Program (2011-2015) provides up to six scholarships to attend AERI 2012 as well as additional mentoring and research opportunities for minority students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who are considering a doctoral degree in Archival Studies. The Archival Education and Research (AER) Doctoral Fellows (now closed) comprise two cohorts (2009 and 2010) of doctoral students who have been awarded 4-year fellowships to undertake a doctoral program focusing on Archival Studies at one of the eight participating colleges or universities through competitive 4-year Fellowships.
The goal of AERI is to advance the field of Archival Studies in the following ways:
1. Create a dynamic community of researchers, teachers, and students to help mentor doctoral students and faculty in areas such as thesis writing, grant writing, publishing, and career development.
2. Advance curriculum development in Archival Studies.
3. Further current research development through presentations, posters, and workshop activities.
4. Foster interest in future collaborations both nationally and internationally.
AERI 2012 looks forward to a dynamic conference that brings together national and international scholars engaged in Archival Studies, broadly conceived. This year’s plenaries will generate discussion on Grand Challenges in the archival field, Technology and Archives, AER Doctoral Fellows research agendas, Archival Literature Analysis, and lastly, a reflection on what AERI has accomplished these past three years to guide our community into the future. There will be a Digital Curation pre-conference held at UCLA on July 8, 2012.
Applications to present a research paper and poster at AERI 2012 are now being accepted. Download our application form at http://aeri.gseis.ucla.edu/aeri.htm. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2012.
Visit our website at http://aeri.gseis.ucla.edu for more information. To stay posted on AERI 2012’s development, visit our local arrangements website athttp://aeri2012.wordpress.com.
AERI Project Manager
Center for Information as Evidence
University of California, Los Angeles