ART is thrilled to announce that archival material documenting the history of the organization will be processed this spring by our first intern, Leah Constantine. Our collection has been generously stored at the New York Philharmonic Archives for many years where it will be reviewed and documented by Leah over the course of three months. We look forward to her discoveries which will be shared through several posts on our site during the course of her work.
Leah Constantine is currently pursuing her M.S. in Museums and Digital Culture at Pratt Institute with a certificate in Conservation and Digital Curation and is expected to complete her degree by May 2018. She also has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies from the University of North Texas that she completed in 2014. She is currently an Oral History Fellow at the New Museum and has experience with cataloging and preserving film collections, editing digital media and assets, and maintaining and creating web content and editorials. She also enjoys traveling with her dog, reading horror novels, and cooking.
Join New England Archivists (NEA) and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) for a joint Spring 2018 Meeting, “Rise Up,” March 22-24 in New Haven, Connecticut.
At "Rise Up," we will explore the personal, professional, and political implications of archival advocacy, particularly with regard to social justice efforts, community engagement, economic challenges, activist tactics, and career sustainability for individuals in the archival field.
In addition to conference sessions, the schedule will include repository tours, a community work day, and the chance to meet up with colleagues from across New England and metropolitan New York.
Day of Service at two locations (New Haven Pride Center and New Haven Free Public Library)
Plenary speakers Matthew Connelly (Columbia University) and Emily Drabinski (Long Island University)
Tours of New Haven and Yale libraries and museums
Movie night! Dinner! Fair use game show!
Please contact the Program Committee co-chairs: Rachel Chatalbash at firstname.lastname@example.org and Bonnie Marie Sauer at email@example.com.
If you have questions about registration, please see our Registration FAQ or contact NEA's Registrar, Olivia Mandica-Hart, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations that you would like addressed before registration, please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator co-chairs Rosemary Davis and Rose Oliveira at email@example.com for assistance.
We are looking forward to seeing you in New Haven!
New York Archives Week Symposium 2018: The Uncomfortable Archive
Questionable subject matters. Overly restrictive deeds of gift. Hard-to-justify budgets. We all know any archive worth its salt will (perhaps should) make its stewards occasionally uneasy. And there are also archives that make people outside their administration uneasy–those holding systematic records of government abuses, say, or unintended documentation of objectionable behaviors–and those archives may face everything from purposeful neglect to physical attacks.
During the 2018 New York Archives Week Symposium, we want to make our colleagues shift in their seats. Bring your stories of quandaries, confrontations and sleepless nights, and make us all think about the ultimate question on personal and professional responsibility: “What would I do?”
Read more about how to submit your proposal