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Archival Silences Working Group: Decolonizing Knowledges

November 17, 2020 · 4:30 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

Humanities Council

The second event in the Humanities Council series of webinars about inherent biases in archival practices, past and present. Organized by Kinohi Nishikawa (English) and Emma Sarconi (Special Collections), in the second year of the Archival Silences working group.

Decolonizing Knowledges
A Roundtable Conversation
November 17, 2020

Speakers will reflect on knowledge hierarchies and how the exclusion of certain forms of expression from institutional archives has produced gaps in our understanding of the past. In response to these gaps, panelists discuss the concept of decolonization in relation to historical memory and systems of oppression.


Matt Cohen, Professor of English and Co-Director of the Walt Whitman Archive, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Athena Jackson, Director of Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles
N. S. ‘Ilaheva Tua’one, Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Joyce Pualani Warren, Assistant Professor of English, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa

Zoom registration: Click here

Upcoming seminars:

Fictioning Archives
A Conversation
March 2, 2021

For more information, please contact organizers Emma Sarconi (Reference Librarian, Special Collectionsesarconi@princeton.edu or Kinohi Nishikawa (English; African American Studieskinohin@princeton.edu.

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