The University of Michigan School of Information is proud to host the 9th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA), to be held online 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).

The conference will take place online. Instructions for registering and joining the event via videoconference will be posted on this site in September. A custom Zoom background for the conference is downloadable 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. The theme is explored in more detail in the Call for Papers (linked here).

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Land Acknowledgment:
The University of Michigan is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people. In 1817, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewademi Nations made the largest single land transfer to the University of Michigan. This was offered ceremonially as a gift through the Treaty at the Foot of the Rapids so that their children could be educated. Through these words of acknowledgment, their contemporary and ancestral ties to the land and their contributions to the University are renewed and reaffirmed.