The Women Archivists Roundtable is currently seeking nominations for the position of Co-Chair for the August 2015 – August 2017 term. Co-Chairs share leadership of WAR and work with the Steering Committee members on WAR events (both online and in-person), plan the annual meeting, projects, and the overall direction of the roundtable.
Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague. Send a brief biography and candidate statement (explaining why you would like to be WAR Co-Chair) by Friday, June 5 to the current WAR Co-Chairs: Alexandra Orchard (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Leslie Van Veen McRoberts (email@example.com).
We’ll be discussing Kate Eichhorn’s The Archival Turn in Feminism Outrage in Order. Joining the chat will be author Kate Eichhorn, and several activist librarians and archivists featured in the book: Lisa Darms, Jenna Freedman, and Kelly Wooten. Follow @womenarchivists on Thursday, May 28 from 1-4 pm EST and join the conversation!
From the back of the book:
“In the 1990s, a generation of women born during the rise of the second-wave feminist movement plotted a revolution. These young activists funneled their outrage and energy into creating music and zines using salvaged audio equipment and stolen copy machines. By 2000, the cultural artifacts of this movement had started to migrate from basements and storage units to community and university archives, establishing new sites of storytelling and political activism. The Archival Turn in Feminism chronicles these important cultural artifacts and their collection, cataloging, and preservation.”