Magic Project Symposium Celebrates Toni Morrison’s Archive

March 20, 2023

The upcoming three-day symposium, Sites of Memory: A Symposium on Toni Morrison and the Archive, will examine the method and meaning of Toni Morrison’s archival practice in relation to her writing, teaching, and public intellectual work. The event, a Humanities Council Magic Project, begins on Thursday, March 23 and concludes on Saturday, March 25.

Organized by Autumn Womack (English, African American Studies) and Kinohi Nishikawa (English, African American Studies), the interdisciplinary program includes a keynote lecture, a plenary conversation, five roundtables curated by Morrison scholars, and commissioned performances by artists Mame Diarra Spies and Daniel Alexander Jones.

The symposium is part of the revelatory exhibition “Toni Morrison: Sites of Memory” from Princeton University Library (PUL), which is now open in the Milberg Gallery.

Toni Morrison joined the Humanities Council as the inaugural Robert G. Goheen Professor in the Humanities in 1989, where she held the position for 17 years until retiring in the summer of 2006.

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