June Mazer Lesbian Archives Conference – CFP

The Mazer is hosting the Archives Libraries Museums & Special Collections Conference
A LGBT international conference here in West Hollywood, May 12-15, 2011. 
Check out our call for papers!

Call For Papers
The June Mazer Lesbian Archives
in association with the City of West Hollywood, the UCLA
Library and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women
announces
ALMS 2011
Highlighting Grassroots Archives and the Academy
Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections
A conference by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans Archives

Alms 2011 is the third international conference focused on public, private, academic, and grassroots archives collecting and preserving materials of all types from LGBT communities to ensure our history survives unchanged. The following topics are of particular interest:
  fundraising in today’s economy
  copyright and the internet
  Communities of Color and institutions 
  Community Based Archives, Museums,  Libraries – their creation, evolution,    experiences and needs
All other topics will be considered.
 
 This conference will accept submissions for four different presentation formats.

1.  Individual Papers
Submit an abstract (250 words), a CV (two page maximum) and a brief biography.

2.  Preconstituted  Panels
Submit a 250 word description of the panel topic.  Academic members of the panel should submit a CV (two pages maximum) and a brief biography.  Non-academic/community panel members should submit a brief statement (maximum one page) of the experience/expertise they have on the topic as well as a biography.

3.  Roundtable Presentations
This format is designed to foster lively discussion among conference participants.  Presentations, given to a small group, must be brief – not more than 15 minutes, and will be followed by 15 minutes of group discussion.    After the presentation, group participants can return to any presenter for further discussion of the presenter’s topic.

Submit a 250 word description of the topic.  Academic presenters should submit a CV (two pages maximum) and a brief biography.  Nonacademic/community presenters should submit a brief statement (maximum one page) of the experience/expertise they have on the topic, as well as a biography.

4.  Poster Presentations
This format is intended to offer scholars, especially emerging scholars,  a chance to present completed research or research in progress.  Community members engaged in research but not affiliated with an educational institution are also invited to present.  Each presenter should prepare an engaging presentation that relies less on technology and more on human interaction. There will not be access to electrical outlets.  Presenters will assemble in a suitable indoor or outdoor location at UCLA, the afternoon Friday, May 13th.  Conference participants will visit with each presenter in an unstructured manner.

Submit a 250 word description of the topic including findings of the research if complete, or working hypothesis if the work is ongoing.  Academic presenters should submit a CV (two pages maximum) and a brief biography.  Non-academic community presenters should submit a brief statement about the inspiration for the research, methodology and a biography.

All submissions should be electronically sent to:
almsconf2011@gmail.com
Submission deadline is midnight November 19, 2010

Conference details:
Location: West Hollywood, California
Date: May 13-15, 2011
Registration begins  October 1, 2010
 Best Early Bird price $125 before February 1, 2011   
Early Bird Price   $150 before March 15, 2011
Regular Price $250 starting March 16, 2011
Student Price $25
Daily Rate $100 (For those who want to attend Friday or Saturday only.)
Website for conference information is www.mazerlesbianarchives.org
    E-mail questions to almsconf2011@gmail.com

 

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 mazerarchives@earthlink.net

 June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives
 626 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, California 90069 (310) 659-2478
www.mazerlesbianarchives.org
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 Sincerely,
 June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives


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