About AERI 2023

The fifteenth annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) will be held at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana from June 19 through June 23, 2023. AERI brings together scholars who engage in Archival Studies, broadly conceived. 

The annual week-long summer Archival Education and Research Institutes (AERIs) are hosted by partner institutions. These working Institutes are designed to strengthen education and research and support academic cohort-building and mentoring. The Institutes are open to all academic faculty and doctoral students working in Archival Studies as well as to others engaged in archival education and scholarship, both nationally and internationally. The LSU Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research - Conference Support Fund support allows AERI 2023 to significantly reduce the registration rate for student participants. 

Past institutes were held at UCLA in 2009; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2010; Simmons College in 2011; UCLA in 2012; University of Texas at Austin in 2013; University of Pittsburgh in 2014; University of Maryland, College Park, in 2015; Kent State University in 2016; University of Toronto in 2017; University of Alabama in 2018; and at the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) in 2019. The AERIs in 2020, 2021, and 2022 were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal of AERI is to advance the field of Archival Studies in the following ways:

  1. Create a dynamic community of researchers, teachers, and students to help mentor doctoral students and faculty in areas such as thesis preparation, grant writing, publishing, and career development.
  2. Advance curriculum development in Archival Studies.
  3. Further current research development through presentations, posters, and workshop activities.
  4. Foster interest in future collaborations both nationally and internationally.

AERI 2023 looks forward to a dynamic conference that brings together national and international scholars engaged in Archival Studies.