Spring Lecture Series

Spring 2017: The Archive

Co-instructors: Melissa Adler, School of Library and Information Science

                          Mónica Díaz, Hispanic Studies and History

                         James Ridolfo, Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

                         Richard Schein, Geography

In recent years, the archive has received particular attention from scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. This course will explore the theoretical discussions surrounding the archive from an interdisciplinary perspective. The class will focus on problematizing and discussing the archive as a critical power-knowledge system. Looking at a range of types of archives, including national, personal, and community archives, the course will investigate ways in which documents, images, objects, and places, serve various purposes and occupy different types of cultural, intellectual, and physical spaces. We will extend our discussion to include memory institutions broadly conceived, in order to touch on the constitution of libraries, museums, and universities, and their relation to social practice and theory.

--Details for the Spring 2017 Lecture Series: The Archive--

Karen Till, Maynooth University, Ireland
January 27 at 2pm
Multipurpose Room, W.T. Young Library
Kimberly Christen, Washington State University
February 17 at 2pm
W.T. Young Library Auditorium
Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, University of Texas at Austin
March 10 at 2pm
W.T. Young Library Auditorium
Michelle Caswell, UCLA
April 14 at 2pm
W.T. Young Library Auditorium
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