Building the Future of Archival Education and Research Initiative
represents a collaborative effort amongst nine U.S. academic
institutions to stimulate the growth of a new generation of academics
in archival education who are versed in contemporary issues and
knowledgeable of the work being conducted by colleagues. The initiative
seeks to nurture and promote the state-of-the-art in scholarship in
Archival Studies, broadly conceived, as well as to encourage curricular
and pedagogical innovation in archival education across the United
States and worldwide.
As part of this effort, annual week-long summer Archival
Research Institutes (AERI) are being hosted by partner
institutions. 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
support is available to
untenured ladder faculty and doctoral students whose major focus is
Archival Studies and employed by or attending U.S. academic
A second component of this effort is the encouragement of a larger and
more diverse cohort of doctoral students in Archival Studies.
Archival Scholars Program (2011-2015) provides scholarships
attend AERI as well as additional mentoring and research opportunities
for minority students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who are
considering undertaking doctoral education focusing in Archival
Studies. The Archival Education and Research (AER) Doctoral
Fellows comprise two cohorts (2009 and 2010) of doctoral
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 sixth AERI will take place at University of Pittsburgh in 2014.
Please check this website in early January 2014 to learn how to apply. Search the site to learn
more about this project, the partnering
institutions, and about AERI 2009
(UCLA), AERI 2010
Michigan), AERI 2011
(Simmons College), AERI 2012 (UCLA), and AERI 2013 (UT Austin).
The Building the Future of Archival Education and Research Initiative
is funded by two 4-year grants from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services - Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
Save the Date! AERI 2014 will be July 14-18, 2014.
Read about AERI 2009,
2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
AERI initiated research
publications & presentations.
Center for Information as
This project is being
coordinated through the Center
for Information as
at UCLA. The Center serves as an interdisciplinary forum addressing the
ways in which information objects and systems are created, used, and
preserved as legal, administrative, scientific, social, cultural and
historical evidence. CIE is committed to
perspectives from ethnic communities from around the world in order to
sustain the diversity within indigenous cultural heritages and broaden
methods of information analysis and conservation.