Now in its third year, the Archival Silences Working Group, presented by the Humanities Council, is hosting a public webinar series highlighting work that redresses the blind spots of institutional repositories.
The first of the fall 2021 webinars, Building the Archive, was held on Thursday, October 7. In conversation with Amy Hildreth Chen (author of Placing Papers), Ryan Flahive (archivist and Museum Studies faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts), Rebecca Romney (bookseller at Type Punch Matrix), and Rachel E. Winston (Black Diaspora Archivist at the University of Texas at Austin), interrogated issues of bias, value, and access that come with collecting for the archive.
The next virtual event, Language In/Of the Archive, will be take place on November 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. In conversation with catalogers, archivists, and curators, this discussion will ask questions of how we use language in the archival apparatus, the consequences of that use, and the future of archival description. Register in advance for this webinar.