CLIR Digitizing At-Risk Audio and Audiovisual Materials

CLIR is now accepting applications from collecting organizations for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual materials through the Recordings at Risk grant program. Generously funded by the Mellon Foundation, Recordings at Risk is focused on digitally preserving “at-risk” recorded content of high importance to researchers and the general public.

CLIR will award grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 for digital reformatting projects that will take place between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024.

The application deadline is April 19, 2023. Awards will be announced in August 2023.

Awards will cover direct costs of preservation reformatting for aging audio, audiovisual, or visual time-based media by eligible U.S. nonprofit organizations working with experienced service providers. To make their determinations, CLIR’s independent review panel will assess the potential scholarly or public impact of proposed projects, the urgency of undertaking those projects, the viability of applicants’ plans for long-term preservation, and the appropriateness of the planned approach to creating access.

CLIR will hold an informational webinar for prospective applicants on Wednesday, February 15, at 2:00 pm EST. To register or for more information visit the Apply for an Award page.

CLIR is always looking for community members interested in reviewing applications to Recordings at Risk and other grant and fellowship programs. Anyone interested can submit their details using the Reviewer Expression of Interest Form.

News and future developments from the Recordings at Risk program will be available through the program website and Twitter @CLIRgrants.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

Field School Opportunity: “Anthropology 215: Methods and Practices of Archaeological Excavation”

The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) is offering a survey of methodological approaches to the investigation and interpretation of past societies with an emphasis on excavation practices this summer. In five weeks, students will earn 5 credits, while having the ability to immerse themselves in the inspiring city of Thessaloniki. The class breakdown will have a three-week in-class teaching component and then two weeks of outdoor excavation and laboratory practicum opportunities at the site of Toumba.

The application deadline for the Summer 2023 semester is Monday, May 15th. Students can submit their application/ learn about the process here. To apply, please guide students to follow their home institution’s internal deadline and application process first. Once students have submitted their application to their home institution, please then apply to ACT.

If you have any additional questions about the specific program, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Maria Kyriakidou, Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences ([email protected]). If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to Keshon Kindred, Regional Admissions Counselor and Coordinator ([email protected]).

Call for Papers: The Question of Visual Communication and Writing in the Americas

Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas is an annual publication produced by graduate students affiliated with the Department of Art at the University of New Mexico.

For volume XV, editors are welcoming submissions that focus on visual and material communication in the Americas from the ancient, Indigenous pre-contact period through European conquest and colonization and up to the present. Advanced graduate students enrolled in degree-granting institutions in the U.S. and abroad are invited to submit papers that examine Indigenous visual communication systems transhistorically and from a range of perspectives, including studies of later artists who emulate these forms of communication in their work.

Guidelines for Submission:

  • Only completed works by graduate students currently enrolled in academic programs in and outside of the U.S. will be considered
  • Submission formats include, essays (20–30 pages in length), book, exhibition, or performance reviews (5–10 pages in length), or interviews (5–10 pages in length)
  • Submissions in English, Spanish or Portuguese are acceptable
  • Submissions must be emailed to Hemisphere by March 24th, 2023 at: [email protected]
  • Each submission must be accompanied by a cover letter that prominently notes the title of the essay, the field of study to which it pertains, as well as an updated complete CV that includes the author’s status (e.g. M.A., Ph.D. Student, or Ph.D. Candidate), department, and institution name and location. Authors will be notified in May of the status of their submission.
  • For formatting guidelines, see:
  • Authors of essays published in Hemisphere will be invited to present their work at a symposium to be scheduled in Fall 2023 at The
  • University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, if conditions allow. If not, we may hold the symposium virtually. Honoraria will be available to subvent travel expenses.
  • To view past volumes of Hemisphere, please visit UNM Digital Repository

Please email [email protected] with any questions or submissions.

Deadline: March 24th, 2023.