Join us for ICHORA

The University of Michigan School of Information is proud to host the ninth International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA 2020), to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from October 26–30, 2020. The conference follows previous successful ICHORAs in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005; 2015), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010), Austin (2012), and Melbourne (2017).

ICHORA 2020: Archives and the Digital World will take place online. We have an engaging lineup of paper presenters and keynote speakers. You may register for the conference here.


The theme of the conference is: Archives and the Digital World. We invite proposals for papers that explore different ways of historicizing and theorizing recordmaking, recordkeeping, and archiving practices from a range of disciplinary perspectives and through the eyes of creators, custodians, and users. As the conference theme suggests, we are particularly interested in historicizing the view of digital technologies, their introduction, and use in recordkeeping.

Due to COVID-19, the conference will be held via video links and participants will not be co-located.

The call for papers is now closed. You may still read the full Call for Papers here.