Call for Papers: Conference 2019, Dundee, Scotland


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The International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV) is pleased to announce its annual conference in Dundee, Scotland from 1st to 3rd July 2019.

We welcome proposals on the following theme:


Papers can relate to any aspect of appraisal but we particularly encourage proposals which address:

  • The purpose of appraisal
  • Appraisal methodologies
  • Appraisal of digital records and whether this differs from analogue appraisal
  • Inclusiveness and diversity in appraisal
  • Re-appraisal and de-accessioning

Papers are likely to be 20 minutes long and should be analytical rather than purely descriptive. Please note that unfortunately there will be no translation facilities at the conference so only English papers will be accepted.

If you would like to submit a proposal please include the following:

  • Paper title
  • Name of speaker(s)
  • Job title and institution
  • 250-300 word abstract with bibliography of at least two items
  • Short biography of speaker(s)

Click here to read the Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Proposals should be submitted to Caroline Brown, by 25th January, 2019.

Please note that registration, travel and accommodation costs of speakers will not be covered, although registration costs are kept as low as possible.

Dundee is 1 hour 20 minutes from Edinburgh by train and is the only UK destination to be included in the Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 destinations for 2018. It was also listed in the Wall Street Journal as Scotland’s coolest city and one of the top 10 places to visit.


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