Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Converence, Call For Poster

Call for Graduate Student Poster Presentations

The Program Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Spring 2010 meeting in Wilmington, Delaware, is seeking poster session proposals from graduate students in archives, information studies, or public history programs in the region. Students must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or have graduated no earlier than Fall 2008.
Graduate Student Poster Session
The Graduate Student Poster Session welcomes submissions from individual students and groups of students.
Posters may describe completed or ongoing applied or theoretical research; discuss interesting collections with which students have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.).
Submissions that focus on research or activity conducted within the previous academic year are particularly encouraged. The committee will select participants based on the quality of proposals. Posters should not exceed 30 inches high by 36 inches wide and should not be mounted or laminated.
The posters for the accepted proposals will be on display during the MARAC conference in Wilmington, Delaware, April 29-May 1, 2010. Poster abstracts will be printed in a program supplement and will appear in the conference schedule on the MARAC Website.
Submission Instructions and Deadlines
Submissions must include the following:

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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