Pre-Conference Workshops

Faces without Time, Photograph Identification from 1859-1900

Registration

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
8:00-12:00
Cost: $50

Location: La Duquesa

Trainer: Chester Cowen

This workshop will give hands on training to identify photographs dating from 1859-1900, concentrating on portraits. The workshop will look at methods for establishing date ranges by looking at specific photographers, fashions, backdrops, mounting thicknesses, mounting colors, and edge treatments for board stock mounted photographs and tintype masks. Cowen will bring examples originating from every state in the SSA region for attendees to examine. Attendees may also bring photographs from their own institution to practice identification.

Digital Curation Planning and Sustainable Futures

Registration

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:00-5:00
Cost (early-bird): $199 (SAA member)/$279 (nonmember)
Cost (regular): $249 (member)/ $349 (nonmember)
SSA members who are not a member of SAA will be offered a $25 discount; contact Amy Allen for details.

Location: Trinity University Library

Trainer: Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern

Description: This SAA course reviews the concepts, principles, and practices necessary for developing a digital curation program to effectively manage digital content (including archival records) across generations of technology. In addition, it will focus on the advocacy, preservation planning, and policy development necessary to manage digital content far into the future.

This course is part of the Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate Program. If you intend to pursue the certificate, you will need to pass the DAS examination for this course.

Deconstructing Whiteness in Archives

Registration

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
1:00-5:00
Cost: $50

Location: La Duquesa

Trainer: Samantha Winn

This workshop is designed for archives professionals who want to critically and constructively examine how dynamics of whiteness affect their work. Participants will reflect upon critical conversations in the archival profession, including #ArchivesSoWhite, M. Ramirez’s 2015 article “Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative,” and outcomes of the 2017 Liberatory Archives Forum in Portland, OR. Following an introduction to key concepts and definitions, trained facilitators will lead attendees in a series of participatory dialogues and exercises designed to unify theory and practice.