The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) welcomes applications for the 45th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, to be held 31 July – 4 August 2016 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is an annual five-day workshop for individuals new to the field of historical documentary editing. With the needs of the participants as a guide, experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the principles and practices of documentary editing and insight into the realities of work on a documentary edition.

Documentary editing is the craft of preparing historical writings for publication in print or online. The goal is to produce an authoritative edition of the material, with an accurate transcription of the original manuscript and an editorial framework that facilitates understanding of the text and context.

Participants in the Editing Institute might be joining the staff of an existing documentary editing project or launching their own. Since its inception in 1972, the Editing Institute has trained more than 500 individuals. These include not only full-time documentary editors but also college and university faculty and graduate students, archivists and librarians, government historians, public historians, and independent scholars.

The 45th Editing Institute will take place in conjunction with the 2016 ADE Annual Meeting, which will be held immediately following the Editing Institute, 4–6 August, also at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans.

The Editing Institute charges no tuition, and travel stipends will be provided to eligible participants living outside the New Orleans area. Admission, however, is competitive. The deadline for applications is 1 February 2016.

For an application or more information, please e-mail Bob Karachuk, ADE Education Director,

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is administered by the Association for Documentary Editing under a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an affiliate of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).