Archival Education Research Institute (AERI 2024)


The Records Management and Archival Science Unit in the History Department at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) in collaboration with the National Library and Archives (NLA) of UAE is excited to announce its hosting of the sixteenth Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) from October 07 to 11, 2024, at the SUAD campus and NLA sites in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

AERI aims to elevate archival studies by establishing a vibrant community of researchers, educators, students, and professionals. It focuses on guiding doctoral students and academic staff in thesis writing, grant proposals, publishing, and career growth. Moreover, it prioritizes curriculum advancement in archival studies across various educational levels and promotes ongoing research through presentations, workshops, and collaborative activities, both within and beyond national borders. All submissions that resonate with AERI’s goals will be considered.

We are currently open to receiving proposals aligned with AERI’s objectives, which can be found at Submissions can vary from short papers (15-minute presentations) and panel discussions (1.5 hours, featuring 3 or more speakers) to educational and practical workshops focused on pedagogy, curriculum, methodologies, and technology (either half-day or full-day sessions). We also welcome poster presentations and lightning talks (exclusively for students). Each proposal should consist of a 300-500 word abstract and a brief bio of the presenter(s). For panel discussions or collective submissions, each member should submit a proposal under a unified title and abstract.

To accommodate broader participation, AERI 2024 will offer a select number of virtual presentations for those unable to join in person. Considering the extensive effort and costs required for a fully hybrid event, these virtual opportunities will be limited. All plenary sessions at AERI 2024, however, will be recorded and made accessible afterward.

AERI serves as a platform for showcasing ongoing research and education in archival studies. Presentations of work in progress, as well as workshops on methodology and teaching, particularly those aimed at doctoral students and early-career academics, are highly encouraged.

Additional logistical information will be provided in due course.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Forget Chaterera-Zambuko or Dr. Yann Rodier