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Chicago, IL: 2012-13 Fellowship Opportunity, HistoryMakers

Fellowship Announcement

November 22, 2011

Increasing African American Diversity in Archives:
The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and Placement Institute

The HistoryMakers is proud to announce the 2nd Increasing African American
Diversity in Archives: The HistoryMakers Fellowship, Mentoring, Training and
Placement Institute, a year -long fellowship (Monday, June 4, 2012 through
Saturday June 1, 2013) working in African American archives. This program is
made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
(IMLS) in the amount of $800,000. The purpose of this fellowship program is to
provide training for African American archivists and other archivists
interested in working with African American archival collections. The year will
include 3-month immersion training program at The HistoryMakers Chicago
location (Monday, June 4, 2012 – Friday, August 24, 2012) and an on-site
residency (Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – Saturday, June 1, 2013). Applicants
must identify their top 3 choices from the following list of host institutions:

Please see the Fellowship Listing for more information.

The HistoryMakers will be accepting applications for the 2012-2013 fellowship
program until Tuesday, February 14, 2012. A complete application packet should be sent to:

Jessica Levy
2012-2013 Archive Fellowship Program
The HistoryMakers
1900 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Monday 11/7 panel: Diversifying the Archives (5:30pm, Manning Hall, Room 307)

Here’s another great event, reposted from the blog of the Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists here at UNC-CH:

What: Diversifying the Archives: Opportunities and Challenges in Representing Underrepresented Populations
When: November 7th, 2011 at 5:30pm
Where: Manning 307
“Please join us for a very special evening with an excellent panel of insightful and inspirational area archivists as they share some of the challenges and opportunities of collecting archival materials for underrepresented populations, including those who may not have produced traditional documents. Come learn about some of their outreach activities with the local African American community, and bring your questions and reflections.
The Panel:
We will provide food, provocative thoughts, and even an event that can count toward your SILS Diversity Advocate Certificate.” QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO ANY OF THE UNC-CH SCOSAA OFFICERS.

Monday 10/17 & Tuesday 10/18 @Duke: Archives & Justice events w/ Verne Harris (Nelson Mandela archivist)

From our colleagues at Duke, two great events next week featuring Nelson Mandela archivist Verne Harris:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011

Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela and a Centering of Memory

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Rare Book Room, Perkins Library (note location)

Co-sponsored with the John Hope Franklin Research Center 

Verne Harris has been Nelson Mandela’s archivist since 2004. He is head of the Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory and Dialogue, an honorary research associate with the University of Cape Town, and former Deputy Director of South Africa’s National Archives. He will give a public talk about the Memory Programme at the Centre of Memory and Dialogue.

Reception to follow. More detailed information here

TUESDAY, OCTOBER, 18, 2011

ARCHIVES & JUSTICE: a faculty/graduate seminar with VERNE HARRIS, Center of Memory & Dialogue, Nelson Mandela Foundation

Time: 12-2pm
Location:
Franklin Humanities Institute Garage (C105, Bay 4, 1st Floor, Smith Warehouse)
Lunch provided – Space limited, sign up by Oct 11 via this link

Co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Research Center at the University Duke Libraries
You are invited to engage Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela’s archivist since 2004, on questions of “archive,” “deconstruction” and “postmodernisms.” He will open the discussion with a brief reflection on legacy and the archive through three intersecting enquiries: the South African tradition of “memory for justice”; deconstruction’s insistence that the work of archive is justice; and the legacies of Nelson Mandela and Jacques Derrida.

Readings will be available very soon electronically – by signing up at the link above, you will be added to the reading distribution list automatically.

Verne Harris is head of the Memory Programme at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory and Dialogue, an honorary research associate with the University of Cape Town, and former Deputy Director of South Africa’s National Archives.