About AERI 2016

The eighth annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) will be held at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, from July 8 to July 12, 2016. AERI brings together scholars who engage in Archival Studies, broadly conceived. AERI 2016 has received support from ....

Previous institutes were held at UCLA (2009, 2012), the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2010), Simmons College (2011), the University of Texas Austin (2013), the University of Pittsburgh (2014), and the University of Maryland, College Park (2015). These weeklong Institutes, held every summer, are designed to strengthen education and research and support academic cohort-building and mentoring. Institutes are open to all academic faculty and doctoral students working in Archival Studies, both nationally and internationally.

The goal of AERI is to advance the field of Archival Studies in the following ways:

  1. Create a dynamic community of researchers, teachers, and students to help mentor doctoral students and faculty in areas such as thesis preparation, grant writing, publishing, and career development.
  2. Advance curriculum development in Archival Studies.
  3. Further current research development through presentations, posters, and workshop activities.
  4. Foster interest in future collaborations both nationally and internationally.

AERI is also designed to encourage the creation of a larger and more diverse cohort of doctoral students in Archival Studies. The Emerging Archival Scholars Program (2011-2016) provides scholarships to attend AERI 2016 as well as additional mentoring and research opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels who are considering a doctoral degree in Archival Studies. American citizens and lawful permanent residents are eligible including, but not limited to, persons who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, or Puerto Rican, as well as other individuals who can share insights that assist in the diversification of Archival Studies. For more information on how to apply to EASP and/or if you have other inquiries, please contact Dr. Kelvin White (kwhite@ou.edu), EASP Program Chair. The application is available here. Deadline for EASP applications is March 6, 2016.

AERI 2016 looks forward to a dynamic conference that brings together national and international scholars engaged in Archival Studies.