VIDEO: Language In/Of the Archive

November 30, 2021

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.

On November 18, 2021, the Working Group held its final webinar of the fall semester, titled Language In/Of the Archive. Participants included Jennifer Garcon (Princeton University Library), Cait McKinney (Simon Fraser University), Miranda Mims (University of Rochester), and Brian M. Watson (Ph.D. student, University of British Columbia).

Together with event organizers Emma Sarconi (Princeton University Library) and Kinohi Nishikawa (English; African American Studies), the scholars discussed how the language used to describe the archive can act as both an open and a closed door, encouraging discovery for some and discouraging it for others.

Watch the full event here.

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