Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award: Weimei Pan

Weimei Pan, a first-year doctoral student in the Archives Studies PhD Program at the University of British Columbia, is the 2013 recipient of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award. The award enables overseas archivists who are already in the United States or Canada for training to augment their experience by traveling to the Joint Annual Meeting.

In addition to pursuing her doctorate degree, Pan works as a research assistant for the Records in the Cloud project and is a valued team member for her ability to find and analyze sources as well as her tendency to compare the perspectives, approaches, and ideas that she discovers in the Western world with her understanding of her own Asian culture. The Award Committee praised Pan’s high capacity for critical analysis, broad knowledge of international literature, and deep understanding of archival science and diplomatics, as well as digital technologies.

The committee noted that Pan is an “avid learner and an enthusiastic researcher, driven by unending curiosity and humility.”

Established in 1979, this award honors SAA Fellow and former President Oliver Wendell Holmes.