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Archival Silences Working Group: Building the Archive

October 7, 2021 · 4:30 pm5:45 pm · Zoom

Humanities Council

What does it mean to “collect”? To build “an archive”? When speaking of “the archive” it can be easy to think that the objects in collections are inherently meant to belong there, but is that truly the case? 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), we will be interrogating issues of bias, value, and access that come with collecting for the archive.

Now in its third year, the Archival Silences Working Group presents a public webinar series highlighting work that redresses the blind spots of institutional repositories.

For more information, please contact organizers Emma Sarconi (Princeton University Library) at esarconi@princeton.edu or Kinohi Nishikawa (English; African American Studies) at kinohin@princeton.edu.

Archival Silences is presented by the Humanities Council.

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