“Archives and the Environment: Land, Colonialism, and Climate Crisis” -proposals due December 11, 2023

The student chapter of the Association of Canadian Archivists at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) invites any interested archival or information studies students from all universities around the world to participate in its 15th annual Conference, which will be held on February 16, 2024 (PT). The 2024 Conference is titled “Archives and the Environment: Land, Colonialism, and the Climate Crisis” and will consider presentations related to this theme.

Student presentations will take the form of lightning talks: you will present for approximately 10 minutes and then answer questions. The total amount of time for both the presentation and Q&A should take around 20 minutes. This year, student presentations have four slots and will take place from 9:40 AM to 10:20 AM (PT) and 2:35 PM to 3:15 PM (PT).

Your work does not have to be a completed project. It could be a class project, an ongoing project, or an idea for a future project. You could also talk about an experience you’ve had as an archives or information studies student.

This is a great opportunity to share your work, discuss with others, and get some presentation experience! We are also offering an honorarium to thank you for your time in preparing and presenting.

If you are interested in participating, please submit your proposal to aca.slais[at]gmail.com by December 11, 2023. We will send you an email to let you know whether your application has been selected by January 1st, 2024.

We welcome proposals in all formats, but your submission must include:

  • The title of your presentation and full name(s) of contributor(s);
  • An introduction to your work/idea and your motivation for it;
  • A brief explanation of how your proposal is related to the theme of the conference.

The written portion of your proposal should be at least 150 words but no more than 500 words.

For more information, please visit https://acaubc.wordpress.com/. We look forward to receiving your submissions!