International Archival Affairs Section

International Archival Affairs Section (IAAS) identifies and addresses issues and concerns of archives and archivists throughout the world; provides a forum for discussion, dissemination and promotion of issues related to international archival affairs. Below are our current virtual programs open to the public & any member of SAA.

Archival Landscapes virtual seminar series began in 2020. In each seminar, an international guest speaker introduces participants to the issues and advancements in their local context, describing the history, operating environment and unique aspects of archival practice in their country. Past seminars can be viewed here:

Archival Vistas Briefings virtual program series began in 2023 and discusses a topic or theme of international focus. The theme for 2023-2024 is international work and training opportunities. Events and conversations will be announced to our listserv. Past series' programs can be viewed here: 

The former news blog can be found at: Global Notes

News & Announcements

The IAART recently launched our new (as yet untitled) roundtable blog, which can be found at The blog still doesn't have a title, and we would like to turn to you, the IAART members, to help us come up with a fitting name for this blog.
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