On 28 October the AGM unanimously approved the nomination of Alicia Casas de Barrán as a Fellow of ICA.
Alicia has been Professor of Archival Studies at the University of Uruguay since 1988 and Director of the National Archives of Uruguay since 2005. She was a Fulbright Fellow in 1993 and has carried out extensive research in the national archives of the United States and the United Kingdom. She has also been extremely active in ICA, serving as a member of the Programme Management Commission (2000-04), the CITRA Bureau (2006-2010) and the Programme Commission from 2008 onwards. She hosted the extremely successful PCOM meeting in Montevideo in the spring of 2009 and, under her direction, the staff at the National Archives have translated many ICA documents into Spanish.
All of those who have had the pleasure of working with Alicia will know that she really deserves this award. She is always courteous, helpful and constructive. ICA has greatly benefited from both her professional knowledge and human gifts.
Alicia becomes the second female Fellow of ICA, of which there are now nine in all, and the first from Latin America. Although she was unable to be present at the AGM and accept her award in person.