Past Conferences

  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 2015

ICA-SUV Annual Conference
13-16 July 2015
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, the theme of the 2015 conference was “Audiovisual Archives in Universities and Research Institutions.”

Conference site

ICA-SUV Annual Conference
7-10 July 2014
Paris, France

The University Paris Diderot, Paris, together with the Section for University Archives of the French association of archivists hosted the 2014 Annual Conference of ICA-SUV. The Conference focused on research and scientific archives and how to collect, file, appraise and value research papers and scientific data. These records are vital to laboratories, researchers and institutions. Although some laboratories sometimes understand and apply good filing process, they still tend to be remote to archivists. The conference will explore: Is there room for a solid partnership between archivists and laboratories ? How can we deal with huge datasets coming from astronomical observations, physics and mathematic computing simulations, medical databases, etc.? How can archivists take part in the cultural and research impact of their organisation?

Conference site in English
Le site français

ICA – SUV Annual Conference
26-29 June 2013

The West Indies Federal Archives Centre of The University of the West Indies (UWI) at Cave Hill Campus on Barbados hosted the 2013 meeting of the International Council on Archives – Section on University and Research Institution Archives (SUV). The Conference was held from June 26th to 29th 2013. The theme for the Conference was: The New Age Archivist: Managing Records and Archives in a Digital World. This Conference provided a forum for archivists and other information professionals to investigate and discuss new trends in digitisation, electronic records and the Web.

ICA-SUV Annual Conference
12-16 July 2011

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

“Best Foot Forward: Inreach and Outreach For Archivists”

ICA-SUV Annual Conference
29 September – 3 October 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

The 2010 ICA/SUV Conference, “Archival Traditions and Practice. Are Archivists Historians?” was held 29 September – 3 October in Prague. At this 16th Annual Conference of the SUV, over 50 archivists from sixteen countries on four continents attended. They engaged in lively discussion triggered by nine panels analysing the backgrounds and professional practices of university and research archivists across national traditions. Under the general question of whether archivists should function as historians, the meeting explored matters of training, professional identity, employment credentials, user community expectations, and the “political” implications of how archivists should approach their role in creating and curating the historical record. The SUV Conference was organized and planned by the Institute for the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University (Prague), Masaryk Institute and Archive of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Prague), Society for the History of Sciences and Technology (Prague), and the Archive of the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Brno) hosted by Institute for the History of Charles University and Archive of Charles University and the Masaryk Institute and Archive of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

ICA-SUV Annual Conference
9-11 September 2009
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 2009 ICA/SUV Conference The Nature of University and Research Institution Archives: an International Perspective, was hosted by the House of Rui Barbosa Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


In 2008, because of the 16th International Congress on Archives in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 21-27 July 2008, the Section suspended its own annual conference, and encouraged member participation in the Congress.

ICA-SUV Annual Conference
13-17 August 2007
Dundee, Scotland

Archives, records and the user: the changing nature of university and scientific archives in the 21st century
Host institution: University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK.

ICA-SUV Annual Conference
13-20 September 2006
Reykjavik, Iceland

“Shared Concerns and Responsibility for University Records and Archives” and Annual Meeting of the Section on University and Research Institution Archives of the ICA.

ICA-SUV Annual Conference
6-9 September 2005
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States

ICA-SUV Seminar: “10 years of SUV: Past Achievements – Future Strategies”
20-21 August 2004
Vienna, Austria

The Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA/SUV) celebrated its ten years with a Seminar held at the Vienna Technological University, Austria.

7-10 September 2003 “Archives and Changing Societies”

Lima, 4-6 September 2002

Encuentro Iberoamericano de Archivos Universitarios
Access and preservation in University Archives: The Principles and Problems.

London, 4-7 September 2001

Exploring Electronic Records: Sharing Problems and Solutions Across the Archival and Scientific Worlds.

Spain, 20-22 September 2000

Strategies and policies. Between past and future, main challenges for university archives.

Israel, 30 August- 3 September 1999

Between Management and Public: Records Management and Marketing of Archives in Universities and Research Institutions. Forum de Archivistas en Instituciones de Educación Universitaria en Israel.

Mexico, February 1999

I encuentro iberoamericano de archivos universitarios tradiciòn, presente y futuro. First Latin-American university archives meeting tradition, present and future.