GLBT ALMS conference  

Postado por Felipe Bruno Martins Fernandes

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York is proud to be the primary sponsor of the GLBT ALMS Conference 2008, the second recent international conference about GLBT Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Special Collections (ALMS). Following the successful GLBT ALMS conference at the University of Minnesota in May 2006, GLBT ALMS 2008 is scheduled to take place in New York City May 8-10, 2008.
GLBT ALMS 2008 will focus on GLBT archives, libraries, museums, and other collections of GLBT materials. The conference will explore a range of topics related to the organization, description, access, use, publicity, support, suppression, and preservation of GLBT archival collections, institutions, and material.
Submit Your Ideas

Archivists, librarians, curators, independent scholars, academics, activists, artists, researchers, and all affiliated with community-based queer archives are invited to submit ideas for individual and collaborative papers, panels, workshops, discussions, performances, and multimedia presentations on any aspect of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer identity, culture, and community in relation to GLBT archives, libraries, collections, or research methods.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to legal issues, public access, research methods, international connections, digitization, institutional partnerships, preparing collections, private collecting, and archive building.
Contributions from archivists outside the USA are particularly welcome.
Send resumes/CVs/brief biographies along with proposals of no more than 500 words to no later than October 15, 2007. Include “ALMS Conference Proposal” in the email subject line. Prospective participants will be notified by December 1, 2007.

Your organization can support the GLBT ALMS 2008 conference.
Individual conference registration fees will provide some of the money we need, but to make this conference a success we need to boost our conference budget. It's very important to us that money is not an obstacle for attendees, especially activists and lay archivists, who want to attend the conference from all over the world.
Co-sponsorship levels range from $250 to $1000 and above, and contributions at these levels will be acknowledged with free ads in the conference program. In addition, your organization’s name will appear on all conference-related material, including:
the conference poster mailed to 4000 people on CLAGS's mailing list
the CLAGS newsletter mailed to over 4000 people in the US and internationally
the conference web page
the conference program
any related post-conference publications
Additional opportunities exist for your organization to sponsor an attendee, to cover conference breakfasts or receptions, or to support travel and housing for keynote and other featured speakers, presenters, and performers. Please contact us at to explore these possibilities.
Your sponsorship will demonstrate your seriousness about creating viable, dynamic glbt archives, histories, and memory. Your contribution will support students, activists, researchers, and others - not only those involved in constructing glbt archives, but also everyone using them. GLBT ALMS 2008 will provide a venue to strengthen academic, activist, community-based, and research networks. We will design the conference to incite dialogue, share findings and methods, and to support the creation and maintenance of resources shaping and reflecting glbt lives, struggles, and social change.
Please fill out and mail or fax the co-sponsorship form or go to the CLAGS donation page to make a contribution, selecting "ALMS 2008 Co-sponsorship" under "Your Support." Thanks for your consideration!

Conference registration fees are as follows.
Attendee affiliated with a university or other institution:
Early bird (before Feb. 1)
Unaffiliated attendee:
Student/Low income:
You can register for the ALMS conference in any of the following ways.
Online:To register using a secure online credit card payment, go to the CLAGS donation page and select the appropriate "ALMS Registration" option. You will be automatically registered for the conference.
By fax or postal mail:Print out the registration form and fax or mail it, along with your credit card number or check, to:
Center for Lesbian and Gay StudiesRoom 7115CUNY Graduate Center365 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10016
212.817.1567 (fax)

Click here for a list of hotels near the Graduate Center.
Additional Information

For further details, contact
Conference organizers: Polly Thistlethwaite, David Serlin, Amy Beth, Mary Caldera, Steven Fullwood, Marcia Gallo, Marvin Taylor, Michael Waldman.
Pending budgetary review, some funds for travel and accommodation may be available for some participants.
Conference sessions will be held at Graduate Center of the City University of New York, as well as at other co-sponsoring institutions in the New York City area.

This entry was posted on terça-feira, setembro 11, 2007 .