New Works Series

In the New Works series of readings, activists and scholars working in the archival space share their work in progress, recently published or forthcoming work, followed by discussion.

Michelle Caswell on Urgent Archives

Tuesday, May 25, 202112 noon ET, via Zoom Dr. Michelle Caswell, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the co-founder of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). Michelle will read from her forthcoming book, Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work, published by Routledge. Urgent Archives argues that archivists can and should do more to disrupt […]

Forget Chaterera-Zambuko on Rhodesian Army Records

April 14, 2021On Zoom Dr. Forget Chaterera-Zambuko, Post-doctoral Fellow at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, will read from her forthcoming book chapter, “NgaadzokePlease: A Dare / Inkundla for the Rhodesian Army Records.” This work uses ideas of communal listening in traditional Zimbabwean jurisprudence to consider the affects of archival displacement from Zimbabwe to the United Kingdom. […]

Victoria Lemieux on Searching for Trust

Wednesday, March 24, 202111am ET, via Zoom Dr. Victoria Lemieux, Associate Professor of Archival Science in the School of Information at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Lemieux will read excerpts from her forthcoming monograph, Searching for Trust: Blockchain technology in an age of disinformation. Searching for Trust explores the intersectionality of trust, disinformation and blockchain technology […]

Verne Harris on Ghosts of Archive

Wednesday, February 3rd, 202111am Eastern, via Zoom Verne Harris, adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela University, will read from his recently published monograph Ghosts of Archive: Deconstructive Intersectionality and Praxis Ghosts of Archive draws on the discourses of deconstruction, intersectionality and archetypal psychology to mount an argument that archive is fundamentally and structurally spectral and that the work of archive is justice. Drawing on more […]

Jamie A. Lee on Producing the Archival Body

Thursday November 19, 2020 4:00pm EST, via Zoom Dr. Jamie A. Lee, Assistant Professor of Digital Culture, Information, and Society in the School of Information at the University of Arizona. Producing the Archival Body draws on theoretical and practical research conducted within US and Canadian archives, along with critical and cultural theory, to examine the everyday […]


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