Call for Guest Editor

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Call for Guest Editor: Special Issue on Research by Students and New Professionals

Archives and Records

1 July 2021

About the Role

Archival practice and the academic discipline of archival studies are developing rapidly and radically in response to and anticipation of social and political forces, theoretical interventions and socio-technological developments.

In this exciting time for the field, student and new professional voices continue to contribute greatly. The research conducted by students in the UK and Ireland has long made valuable contributions to the literature, helping to effect positive change in how we understand records and their management, uses and impacts. Examples from recent years include Kathleen Brennan’s research into the authenticity of tweets in the context of Trump’s administration, Alicia Chilcott’s work on protocols for describing racist records, Eliza McKee’s history of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, and Edd Mustill’s use of Marxist labour theory to illuminate the enclosure of open government data. Students and new professionals bring important new ideas into archival theory and practice, and Archives and Records seeks to encourage this reshaping of the field.

We are planning a special issue of Archives and Records that presents the work of current and recent students and new professionals, and we are seeking guest editors. We invite expressions of interest from doctoral students in archival studies who are based at UK or Irish universities and/or new professionals in the UK or Ireland with a record of publication

Interested in applying?

Expressions of interest, comprising a CV (listing any publications) and a 200 word statement explaining how the opportunity will contribute to your academic or professional development, should be sent before 1 July 2021 to [email protected] and copied to [email protected].

Guest editors will be chosen by the journal editors on the basis of their publication record and/or demonstrated engagement with research and scholarship in archival studies.

Preference will be given to those who have not yet had editorial experience.

Submitting your Application 

Selected guest editors will work with James Lowry throughout 2022 on a special issue with an expected publication date of January 2023.

Guest editors will receive mentoring in drafting calls for papers, identifying peer reviewers and managing the peer review process, working with authors on revisions and re-submissions, copy-editing, and writing an introduction to the issue. The time commitment required will vary over the course of the process, but should be no more than two hours per week, at most.

Any queries about the opportunity can be addressed to [email protected] .

Closing date for applications: 1st July 2021

Archives and Records deals with matters of interest to archivists, archive conservators and records managers, as well as to all involved in the study and interpretation of archives. Published on behalf of the Archives and Records Association, the journal deals with the very latest developments in these fields, including the challenges and opportunities presented by new media and information technology. It aims to represent current professional practices and research.