About the event

Call for Participants: Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections by The Graduate Center, CUNY Library and The New York Public Library.

A pilot program for cross-institutional collaboration in special collections and archival research methods.

Application Deadline: February 27th, 2017

Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/2fgafF9DVXziNBB12

Seminar Website: http://collabseminar.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Through discussions, presentations, and hands-on archival activities, this two-part seminar provides space for Graduate Center 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 The Graduate Center are invited to participate. We encourage all interested disciplines to apply.

When / Where: The seminar will occur over the course of two sessions:

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, from 5:45pm - 8:00pm [hosted at The Graduate Center Library]

Thursday, April 6th, 2017, from 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: We hope you will join us in the first iteration of this joint seminar! To indicate your interest, please complete our brief Google Form. We request that you submit your form before 11:59pm on February 27th, 2017. We will be in touch no later than mid-March to confirm your participation. The form is also available at the following URL: https://goo.gl/forms/2fgafF9DVXziNBB12

We welcome questions directed to the seminar’s coordinator, Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, at mckinniburgh [at] gmail [dot] com.

Sponsored by the Graduate Center, CUNY 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.