CfP: Third Workshop on Scientific Archives

Proposals are now being accepted for the Third Workshop on Scientific Archives. The aim of the workshop is to explore topics in the area of the contemporary archives of science and technology. Possible themes for papers include (but are not limited to):

•    Collaborating with scientists to capture contemporary scientific material
•    Using scientific archives for outreach and education
•    Using and re-using archival resources in current science
•    Enabling access to scientific records
•    Describing technical and scientific archives
•    Managing and archiving research data
•    Exploring the role of archives and records in open science
•    Capturing diversity in institutional archives
•    Scientific archives in a “post-truth” world
•    Diversity and inclusion in STEM // Diversity and inclusion in Archives

The organizing committee welcomes proposals from (but not limited to) archivists, historians, scientists, engineers, data specialists and curators. The committee is keen that the selected papers should represent the global context of scientific archives.

Papers are to be 20 minutes. Please submit a 400-word abstract using the form by Friday 31 January 2020 you will find on

Papers will be selected by the organizing committee by Tuesday 31 March 2020, at which point selected speakers will be notified. The full program will be published in early-April 2020.

The organizing committee is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and is working to ensure that we can welcome in Hamburg speakers and participants from different backgrounds, countries, and perspectives. To discuss this, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank you.

A limited number of travel funds will be available for anyone interested in attending the workshop (speakers and participants). Applications for these will be made between March and April 2020. Further information will follow.

The ICA-SUV ( will also be providing one bursary, covering the registration fee for one participant.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Outterside ( or Anne-Flore Laloë (

For information on the previous Scientific Archives workshops: