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Library Blog: A Conversation with Archivists (Online)

May 21, 2019

The ASEEES CLIR Subcommittee on Education and Access is pleased to announce a new webinar for students, faculty, information professionals, and independent scholars. All are welcome to participate. 

Archives in Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies: A Conversation with Archivists (Online)

When: May 23 at 11:00 am (Central Time)



Anastasiia Karavaeva (Director, State Archive of Tomsk Oblast)

As the Director of the State Archive of Tomsk Oblast, Anastasiia Karavaeva oversees one of the most important archival repositories in the Russian Federation. Director Karavaeva will provide a general overview of archives in Russia and offer tips on how scholars can access collections held at these archival repositories. In addition, she will provide an orientation to the State Archive of Tomsk Oblast.  

Matěj Strnad (Head of Curation, National Film Archive)

Founded in 1943, the Národní filmový archiv (National Film Archive, “NFA”) in Prague is one of the ten oldest and largest film archives in the world. The NFA houses and preserves more than 150 million meters of film and over half a million photos, posters, and related resources. The archive provides scholars with access to Czech and Slovak film materials and special collections, and also provides technical cooperation to support research. Matěj Strnad will give an overview of the archive’s collections and their use in research on Central European film and image cultures, offering guidance for scholars planning visits to the archive. He will also discuss resources published by the NFA, both about the archive itself, and on Czech and Slovak film history.

Lyudmila Sholokhova (Director, YIVO Library) and Stefanie Halpern (Acting Director, YIVO Archives)

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is a world-renowned research institution that strives to preserve, study, and perpetuate knowledge of the history and culture of East European Jewry worldwide. Dr. Lyudmila Sholokhova and Dr. Stefanie Halpern will highlight collections at YIVO and discuss how they support scholarly communities from around the world.