“Cold Nights, Hot Topics”: AMA Pub Conversations Series
This winter, the AMA is hosting participatory, themed ‘pub conversations’. Our goal is to get archivists offline and out of the archive to meet with old colleagues and network with new, like-minded professionals. It is a great opportunity for our archival community to come together to discuss ideas and share experiences, in the comfort of a warm and welcoming neighborhood pub.
The format is simple. Two facilitators will provide a 10-15 minute introduction and shape the direction of the evening’s conversation. Afterward, we will break into small groups to converse with fellow archivists, over a pint and burger.
1st AMA PUB CONVERSATION:
“Odd and Intimate Encounters: Archivists Share their Personal Stories about Collections, Donors, and the Archival Spaces”
Wednesday, December 3rd
The Wood Tavern (The Norwood Inn)
112 Marion Street, Winnipeg
Wednesday Night Special: BBQ Ribs
Full Menu: http://thewoodtavern.com/food-and-drink
Your facilitators for the evening:
Sarah Gauntlett is currently completing her M.A in the Archival Studies program at the University of Manitoba. Her thesis research concerns the relation of archives with Indigenous peoples and communities, and is particularly compelled by the challenges that Indigenous oral traditions present to Western archival institutions. In 2013/14, Sarah developed a Post-Apology Residential School Database for the Mamawipawin Digital Archives Project at the U of M. Since 2012, she has been working as archivist at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Amanda Linden is an M.A. student in the Archival Studies program at the University of Manitoba. She has undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and History from the U of M, and a Library and Information Technology diploma from Red River College. Her thesis research explores social justice uses of archives, offering a case study examining the significant role civil servant Walter Rudnicki played in the expansion of Indigenous rights in Canada through his commitment to both advocacy and archival records. Amanda is currently Library Manager at Aikins Law.
Want to co-facilitate a pub conversation? Have ‘the perfect’ facilitator in mind?
Please feel free to contact pub conversations organizer Sarah Story (Information & Outreach Committee Member) at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
List of pub potential upcoming conversation themes (subject to change upon request of members and due to unavailability of facilitators):
The Dream Archive: (Re) Imagining the Archives of the Future
Archives Therapy: The Healing and Spiritual Powers of the Archive
Youth Engagement & Education: An Idea-Generating Session!
Getting Political: Building the Strength of Manitoba's Archival Community
Friends of the Archives: Archival Collaborations & Endeavors of ‘Non-Archivists’