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2023 Call for Pop-up Sessions

The Midwest Archives Conference will convene for its annual meeting April 13-15, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois. The 2023 Program Committee invites Pop-Up Session proposals on all aspects of archival practice and research, as well as from allied and related fields, touching on the theme “Dig Deep.” We especially encourage submissions from students, new professionals, and first-time presenters. Proposals are due Friday, January 27, 2023. All pop-up sessions are scheduled for Friday, April 14, 2023, from 11 to 11:45 am, and presenters must be onsite to present.

2023 Call for Poster Proposals

The 2023 Program Committee invites poster proposal submissions on all aspects of archival practice and research, as well as from allied and related fields. The Program Committee seeks a diverse slate of presenters representing a variety of personal and institutional backgrounds, perspectives, and voices. We seek to foster a culture of inclusion in the MAC program and encourage submissions from anyone who is interested in presenting, including students, new professionals, first-time presenters, and those from allied professions. MAC membership is not required to present. 

To submit a proposal, please fill out the Google Form (https://forms.gle/jkGiPrPZTUAaEU7t8). Proposals are due January 20, 2023. Poster presentations will be onsite only.

Announcement requests

Wonder how you can get announcements out to the MAC membership? Look no further! Use this form (link also found on the Questions or Comments page) to request an announcement on MAC's social media and, when applicable, MAC's listserv. Announcements can include: calls for proposals, grant or other funding opportunities, professional development opportunities, job postings, articles, calls for advocacy, and more.  Bookmark it and spread the word!

Statement opposing Ohio HB327

The Midwest Archives Conference stands behind the Society of Ohio Archivists in opposing Ohio HB327, noting that the bill "infringes upon free speech and interferes with the teaching and research work of not just archivists, but librarians, teachers, professors, and workplace educators." Please read the full Statement opposing Ohio HB327.

Statement in Support of LGBTQ+ History and the Exhibit "Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights"

The Midwest Archives Conference unequivocally condemns the removal of the Making History: Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights exhibit from the Missouri state capitol rotunda. Please read the Statement of Support of LGBTQ+ History.

MAC Council's Antiracism Statement in Support of the AAPI Community

The Midwest Archives Conference stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander community within MAC, the Midwest, and the nation. Please read the MAC Council's Antiracism Statement in Support of the AAPI Community

Statement on George Floyd (June 3, 2020)

The Midwest Archives Conference condemns the senseless murder of George Floyd, and countless others, by the police. Read MAC Council's full statement unanimously passed on June 3, 2020. 

2017 Membership Survey

Results of the 2017 MAC Membership Survey may now be viewed here

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