Although registration for the New England Archivists Spring 2016 Meeting does not open until this coming Monday, January 11th, the program is available online now. Browse through sessions, plenary speakers, workshops, and the many special events planned throughout the meeting.
of those special events still need participants. Both events will be
interesting ways to view archives and archivists and we hope you'll take
the opportunity to join us for either Moths in the Archives: Stories from the Stacks on Friday or Home Movie Day on Saturday.
FRIDAY APRIL 1ST
Moths in the Archives: Stories from the Stacks
Do you know a good archives story? Have
you ever had something interesting or unexpected happen while in the archives?
Something funny, weird, wise, or unforgettable? Tell us about it during
NEA's first StorySLAM: Moths in the Archives: Stories from the Stacks.
on the StorySLAM competitions developed by NYC non-profit literary
society The Moth, there are only four groundrules to the NEA competition
at the Spring 2016 Meeting:
-- First rule is all stories must be true
-- Second rule is all stories must be told, not read.
-- Third rule is there is a 5-minute time limit.
-- And fourth rule is to keep it anonymous -- don't betray confidentiality restrictionsQuestions? Contact Matt Spry ([log in to unmask]) for information about the NEA event at the Spring 2016 Meeting. And get some great storytelling tips on The Moth's website.
FRIDAY APRIL 1ST
Home Movie Day
home movie is a short amateur film or video typically made just to
preserve a visual record of family activities, a vacation, or a special
event, and intended for viewing at home by family and friends.
Archivists know better than anyone how much home movies are an important aspect to
documenting everyday life and cultural history. To celebrate these
unique films found in countless archival collections
across New England, NEA will host a
Home Movie Day screening and discussion during the NEA Spring 2016 Meeting led by Liz Coffey, Film Conservator at Harvard Film Archive.
But first we need submissions. We
are asking NEA members or any archival repository in the New England region to submit a home movie to be screened to an audience of archivists.
Formats accepted: 8mm, super 8, super 8 sound,
16mm, VHS, DVD, digital files (playable via laptop). And please note:
all films will be handled by archivists and returned with care.
If you wish to submit a film or video for this unique event, please complete a
submission form for consideration before January 15, 2016. Any questions, contact John Campopiano ([log in to unmask]).
To quote John Waters: "Home Movie Day is
an orgy of self-discovery, a chance for family memories to suddenly
become show business. If you’ve got one, whip it out and show it now."