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!



Welcome to the blog of the Society of American Archivists’ Human Rights Archives Roundtable! Keep an eye on this site for resources, news features, and guests posts.

For now, we’d like to announce a call for lightning talk proposals, putting the spotlight on our members to talk about their work and collections in human rights archives. We are asking for proposals for 7-9 “lightning” talks. Lightning talks are limited to five minutes per speaker, and should focus on one of the following two topics:

  1. Collections in human rights archives
  2. New and innovative work in human rights archives

In addition, speakers will be asked to provide a one-page handout for attendees. Since we so rarely have the opportunity to meet in person, the annual meeting is a great place for members to talk about their work with fellow human rights archivists/enthusiasts. If you’re interested in talking about your work or collection at our annual meeting, please email a paragraph summary of your talk to Tessa Fallon at Be sure to include your name, affiliation, and links to relevant websites when possible.

Thanks, and we look forward to your proposals!