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17th Annual Humanities Colloquium: Archives and the Future

September 21, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Chancellor Green Rotunda

Humanities Council

The Humanities Council’s kick-off event features a wide-ranging conversation about central issues in our research, teaching, and intellectual life. This year’s speakers include distinguished Princeton scholars whose work represents different approaches and historical periods. They will participate in a panel discussion on the theme of “Archives and the Future” and explore questions around the temporality of the archive, archival silences, and various methodologies that shape our practices of research as interpreters of the archive. The conversation will be moderated by Council Chair Esther Schor (English).


  • Sandra Bermann (Comparative Literature), “Translanguaging the Archive”
  • Laura F. Edwards (History), “The Archival Contradiction of Law and History”
  • Sarah Rivett (English and American Studies), “The Raven’s Flight through Colonial Archives”
  • Kinohi Nishikawa (English and African American Studies), “Access after the Fact”

Moderator: Esther Schor (Chair, Humanities Council; English)

Open to the University community. To see past events, please visit the Humanities Colloquium page on our website.

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