Applications for the Fall 2017 Collaborative Research Seminar will open on Tuesday, September 5th and be available until Tuesday, September 19th.
Call for Participants, Fall 2017
Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections
The Graduate Center Library
and The New York Public Library
A pilot program for cross-institutional collaboration in special collections and archival research methods, in its second iteration.
Sponsored by the Graduate Center Library and The New York Public Library, with support from the Early Research Initiative, The Center for the Humanities, and Lost and Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.
Through discussions, presentations, and hands-on archival activities, this two-part seminar provides space for CUNY students, faculty, and staff to engage the praxis of incorporating archival and special collections research into their work. Together, we will develop research methods that unite the resources of both the Graduate Center Library and the archival and special collections holdings of the New York Public Library.
Who: Students of all levels, faculty, and staff of CUNY are invited to participate. We encourage all interested disciplines to apply.
When / Where: The seminar will occur over the course of two sessions:
October 13th, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm
[hosted at The Graduate Center Library]
October 27th, 2017
5:45pm – 8:00pm
[hosted at The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building]
Why: Together as archivists, librarians, curators, students, faculty, and staff of both The Graduate Center and The New York Public Library, we will work to foster a community of primary-source research practice across our institutions. We will collectively consider how both sides of the reference desk can collaborate to promote preservation and access for the materials that hold our stories, histories, and traces.
How: To indicate your interest, please complete our brief Google Form. We request that you submit your form before 11:59pm on September 19th, 2017. We will be in touch no later than mid-September to confirm your participation. The form is also available at the following URL: https://goo.gl/forms/2fgafF9DVXziNBB12
While your application is a vote for the necessity of this type of programming, we can only support limited participation capacity in the initial iterations of this seminar. To that end, we encourage a clear statement of interest and commitment to both sessions. We particularly encourage applicants from Spring 2017 to reapply and to indicate this on their application.
We welcome questions directed to the seminar’s coordinator, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, at mckinniburgh [at] gmail [dot] com.