Agenda for HRART’s Meeting at SAA 2014

Hey everyone! We hope you will join us at this year’s Human Rights Archives Roundtable meeting at SAA, scheduled for Wednesday, August 13th, from 3:30 pm to 5 pm. (You can add it to your SAA My Sched here:

Here’s what we have planned:

  • Welcome and introduction of current and outgoing officers
  • Guest speaker presentations
  • SAA 2015 Program Committee presentation
  • Update from our SAA Council Liaison, Terry Baxter
  • Call for Jr. Co-Chair and Web Liaison nominations and elections

If you can’t make it, please follow our Twitter account @hra_roundtable, where we’ll be tweeting our meeting. We hope to see you there, though!


Call for nominations

The Human Rights Archives Roundtable is seeking nominations for the positions of Co-Chair  and Web Liaison, both 2 year terms. Help us plan for the coming year, engage members, manage our web presence, and organize our participation in the annual meeting. If you are interested, please submit a brief bio and candidate statement to Theresa Polk at by Friday, May 30.

For more information about the Human Rights Archives Roundtable, visit our SAA microsite or our Twitter account, @hra_roundtable.

This is a great way to get involved, particularly if you are interested in human rights documentation and collections. Please email Theresa if there are any questions.

“Five Questions for…” Series

It is with great enthusiasm that we introduce a new interview series, “Five Questions for…,” short interviews with human rights archivists, information professionals, advocates, and scholars. Our first post in this series will be with Verne Harris, Head of Memory Programming at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory. Keep an eye out for the post on Sunday, 10 March 2013.