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), to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from October 29–31, 2020. The conference follows previous successful ICHORAs in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005; 2015), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010), Austin (2012), and Melbourne (2017).

The conference will take place at the newly renovated Michigan Union, a building that encompasses the intersection of study and scholarship. Read more about the venue here

Submit a Paper Proposal

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the proposal submission deadline has been extended to May 11, 2020. The Program Committee is closely monitoring the situation. We remain optimistic that we will still be able to host ICHORA 9 in late October 2020.

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.

Proposals are due by May 11, 2020. We will notify acceptance by June 8, 2020. Read the full Call for Papers, which includes details about how to submit proposals, here.