Gepubliceerd op 04-02-2016

Call for papers: Jubilee conference Royal Society of Archivists in the Netherlands

‘Values in transition: perspectives on the future of the archival profession’

15-17 June 2016 Haarlem

In 2016, the Royal Society of Archivists in the Netherlands will celebrate its 125th anniversary! To mark this festive occasion, we are organizing a jubilee conference that will focus on the future of the profession of the archivist and of other information professionals. The conference will take place in Haarlem, the city where the Royal Society of Archivists in the Netherlands was founded in 1891.
At the conference, renowned and inspiring speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will share their views on the profession. Using the core values stated in the code of ethics, they will discuss how professional practice is changing, and what the future may look like for the field and its professionals. They will address themes such as integrity, authenticity, accessibility, accountability, service, privacy, selection & assessment, professionalism, and cooperation.

We would like to invite archivists and other information professionals to join us in celebrating the jubilee by contributing to the conference. Please submit a proposal for a short presentation in which you, for instance by means of one concrete case, examine one or a combination of the following questions:

  • What do you consider to be the core values of your work as an archivist, collection manager or information manager? How do you give shape to these in your day-to-day activities?
  • What are your ideas on how the work of archivists and information professionals develops?
  • What is your added value as a professional? What results are you proud of?
  • What established knowledge and core values should we maintain? And what do you think we should change as soon as possible?
  • What new professional core values do we need for the future?
  • When do you or did you feel constricted by the professional core values in your daily practice?
  • How does your work relate to that of other professionals in the field of cultural heritage or the information domain? How do you cooperate? What does that require from you?

Submitting your proposal
A proposal for a session can either be:
– a presentation with one speaker (time: 15 minutes), in which case you will be assigned to a session with two other speakers by the organization.
– a joint session of three presentations by multiple speakers on one subject (time: 3 x 15 minutes + 15 minutes discussion).
The form of your presentation is up to you. We are happy to let you surprise us!
Please submit your proposal by 15 February 2016 by sending it to bureau@kvan.nl, mentioning “Call for papers Jubilee Conference”. A proposal consists of a description of the subject in up to 250 words per presentation, and contains the name(s) and contact details of the speaker(s).

We can only accommodate a limited number of sessions in the programme. The conference committee will make its selection on the basis of content, relevance in relation to the theme, and diversity of the presentations and speakers. The committee reserves the right to reject proposals or to request speakers to adjust their proposal. Proposals submitted after 15 February 2016 will not be taken into consideration.
In the next few months, we will post more information about the programme of the jubilee conference on our website www.kvandagen.nl and via the Twitter stream of @KVANdagen.

If you have any questions about this call for papers, please get in touch with Vincent Robijn, chairman of the conference committee, at v.robijn@amersfoort.nl.

Het KNHG is de grootste organisatie van professionele historici in Nederland. Het biedt een platform aan de ruim 1100 leden en aan de historische gemeenschap als geheel. Word lid van het KNHG.
Het Huygens Instituut beoogt de Nederlandse geschiedenis en cultuur inclusiever maken. Het ontsluit historische bronnen en literaire teksten en ontwikkelt innovatieve methoden, tools en duurzame digitale infrastructuur.