Farewell to AHN Co-Editor Eric Stoykovich

After working as a co-editor on Archival History News since May 2017, Eric Stoykovich, PhD has decided to step down from this position, effective December 2022. During his tenure as co-editor, Dr. Stoykovich collaborated with the Archival History Section (AHS) as a liaison for the newsletter as well as in the capacity of Steering Committee... Continue Reading →

Nominations: Section Member Elections, due May 15

Call for nominations to Archival History Steering Committee.  Please send any nominations by May 15, 2023. Are you seeking an opportunity to expand both your own knowledge of archival history and your network of colleagues with similar interests? If so, consider joining the Steering Committee of the Archival History Section. We have four open positions, including Vice-Chair and Early Member Representative.... Continue Reading →

Archival History Section Survey Results In

Our Survey results are in.  Recall that we queried members on their reasons for joining the section, their opinions on collective activities, and more. We will be working with the results as we go forward. If you are interested in joining us in this future work, please write to Susan Tucker at susannah@tulane.edu.

“Archival History and Colonial Afterlives” Discussion

Mark your calendars for February 1, 2023 at 11:00 am CT (US and Canada) for a discussion with Riley Linebaugh and James Lowry on “Archival History and Colonial Afterlives.” Linebaugh and Lowry will build on their award-winning article “The Archival Colour Line: Race, Records and Post-Colonial Custody” to share their progress along two related but distinct lines of... Continue Reading →

Recap: SAA’s 2022 Annual Section Meeting

The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists’ Archival History Section continued the trend from the last two years, being held virtually on August 8, 2022. In addition to our business meeting and reports of work during 2021-2022, the meeting featured two speakers from the Boston area, thus acknowledging that the overall annual meeting would soon... Continue Reading →

Cultural Heritage in Peril: Ukraine

Two articles in the news: (1) Harding, Luke, and Harriet Sherwood, "Ukrainians in race to save cultural heritage," Guardian (March 9, 2022) 1:00 EST. (2) Reid, Anna, "Ukrainian heritage is under threat – and so is the truth about Soviet-era Russia," Guardian (March 15, 2022), 4:00 EST. "The physical effects of war on public archives... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Conference on Archives during Wars and Rebellions, from Milan: Available LIVE and EARLY — November 3-6

TUNE in to the Facebook or YouTube livestream of the State Archives of Milan (ITALY) on the following dates this week: Conference Program: https://www.archiviodistatomilano.beniculturali.it/getFile.php?id=2598 Conference Schedule (converted to Eastern Time, United States) Nov. 3 (Wednesday)6:00-6:30am   Introduction/Greetings from Milan State Archives    6:30-8:00am    Session 1 - Archives, wars and diplomacy. Carmela Santoro Chair Carmela Santoro, Giovanni Vittani,... Continue Reading →

Result of Special Vice Chair Election

Dear section members, I am happy to announce that Susan Tucker has been elected as the section's new vice chair/chair elect. Susan comes to us with a wealth of SAA steering committee and task force experience and will take over the section's leadership after this year's annual meeting. Congratulations, Susan! Sebastian Modrow, Chair

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