CFP: Third Workshop on Scientific Archives, European XFEL

June 30-July 1, 2020, Hamburg, Germany

Call for papers

Proposals are now being accepted for the Third Workshop on Scientific Archives, which will take place at European XFEL, near Hamburg, Germany on 30 June and 1 July 2020.

Proposed topics 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 keynote speaker will be science journalist and author Angela Saini. Saini investigated the history and science of eugenics in her recent BBC series Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal, and her latest book Superior: The Return of Race Science was published in 2019.

Papers are to be 20 minutes. Please submit a 400-word abstract using this form by Friday 14 February 2020 (deadline is extended).

Please note that some funds are available to subsidize both presenters and participants (more information to follow).

More information can be found here.

Organized by the Committee on the Archives of Science and Technology of the International Council on Archives, Section on University and Research Institution Archives

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Outterside ( or Anne-Flore Laloë (

Deadline: February 14, 2020

Posted: October 28, 2019