From Monday 6 to Friday 10 June 2022, we will celebrate the fourth International Archives Week #IAW2022 and this year’s theme will be #ArchivesAreYou.
We are inviting archival and records management professionals and organizations to join us in a virtual conversation by using these hashtags (#ArchivesAreYou and #IAW2022) to talk about what it means to be an archivist and what archival records truly reflect: stories. Those stories show the tensions but also the bridges that archives create within the profession and with the communities that are represented (or not represented) in those narratives.
When we talk about #ArchivesAreYou, we are talking about Archivists. Archives represent the professional practices and standards of archivists, but they also affect us as practitioners. This stream is about understanding how archival practices influence what is in or out of the ‘archival record’, how our practices reflect professional biases and how the records impact us with the stories they tell.
However, #ArchivesAreYou is also Civil Society, the People. Archives contain the stories of individuals past, present and eventually future. They help us understand who we are and what we want to be. Understanding what stories archives reflect, who is in? Who is out? Do certain marginalised communities want to be documented in “institutional archives”?
Be part of the #IAW2022 and let’s demonstrate how and why #ArchivesAreYou!
How to be part of #IAW2022 and #ArchivesAreYou?
You could be part of these two ICA advocacy projects by joining us in the following activities:
- ICA third social media campaign #ArchivesAreYou: Use the hashtag #ArchivesAreYou in your Twitter accounts by replying the questions that we will be sharing with the archival and records management communities. Check out our Trello board to download quote cards, videos, banners and customizable posters to share with the world how and why #ArchivesAreYou!
- Share your events in the #IAW2022 WeMap: We will invite the ICA members to include their events in our #IAW2022 interactive map by using the platform OpenAgenda and WeMap. Stay tuned for more information!
- #IAW2022 Webinars: In the 5 days dedicated to #IAW2022, experts from around the world will join us in different virtual conversations to further talk about the topics discussed in #ArchivesAreYou. We will discuss about memory and archives, silences and absences in the archives, bias in the archival profession, and more!
Stay tuned via the ICA website and the ICA Twitter account!