CFP: Transforming the Authority of the Archive

Abstract proposals are requested for a proposed edited collection: Transforming the Authority of the Archive: Undergraduate Pedagogy and Critical Digital Archives. This collection will explore how archives-based undergraduate pedagogy transforms the institutional authority of the archive. The collection will be proposed to the peer-reviewed, open-access, digitally-native Lever Press in association with Fulcrum, a scholarly communications platform that allows for flexible multimedia research publication. This CFP is of particular interest to digital scholarship and digital humanities librarians who engage in transformative digital archival practices.

From the call:

This edited collection will include perspectives from educators, archivists (both community- and institutionally-affiliated), and undergraduates involved in efforts to deconstruct and transform the institutional authority of the archive. We will examine how these efforts and the evolving core values of higher education mutually influence each other. How can emergent best practices in community-based digital archiving inform productive shifts in undergraduate pedagogy? How can we transform our pedagogy to better prepare students to ethically engage with the digital archives they encounter and create? And how can these transformations newly express the core values of higher education?

Contributions will be prioritized for inclusion that include perspectives from current or former undergraduate collaborators, or that include these collaborators as co-authors.  Abstracts of 300-500 words are due by April 1, 2019.

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