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Archival Silences Working Group: Fictioning Archives

March 2, 2021 · 4:30 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

Humanities Council

The third 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.

Fictioning Archives
A Roundtable Conversation
March 2, 2020

Three award-winning writers reflect on their engagement with archival documents in bringing their work to fruition. Panelists consider how institutional gaps in the historical record can spur imaginative thinking and offer insight as to how archives themselves may be transformed by creative writing.


John Keene, Distinguished Professor of English and African American Studies and Chair of African American and African Studies, Rutgers University
TaraShea Nesbit, Assistant Professor of English, Miami University
Namwali Serpell, Professor of English, Harvard University

Zoom registration: https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KlWKL9qQRVm2L9Y9SpBVmQ

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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