ARCHIVING WOMEN: A one-day conference bringing together scholars and archivists to examine feminist practices in the archive
9:15-4:00pm Faculty Room, Low Library
Free and open to the public. No registration necessary.
The archive is a living repository of knowledge about the past, present and future. It has also become a site for critical reflection on the ways different cultures and sub-cultures approach the transmission, revision and contestation of their heritage. "Archiving Women" will ask how the scholarship on gender, race and sexuality has transformed the ways we think about archival structures and practices. What kinds of new archives are being created and how are they structured? Are new materials being collected, new histories being shaped? What alternative forms of transmission are being imagined? How have new media transformed the ways in which knowledge is classified, stored, and retrieved? Join us for three panels animated by these questions.
ARCHIVING WOMEN: PROGRAM
9:45am - 11:45pm
Panel 1: feminist practices in the archive
How do archives change when women are the subject? How have feminist archival practices
engendered new historical narratives and new political agents?
Moderator: Brent Edwards, Columbia University
Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University
Farah Jasmine Griffin, Columbia University
Annette Gordon-Reed, Rutgers University and New York Law School
Jenna Freedman, Barnard College Library Zines Collection
Panel 2: Creating new archives and collections
How do archives need to be transformed, recreated and created to accommodate feminist
questions and women?s collections? What new theoretical questions emerge in the creation of new archives? What have digital technologies and the world wide web enabled and disabled?
Moderator: Serene Jones, Union Theological Seminary
Michael Ryan, Columbia University Libraries
Frank Mecklenburg, Leo Baeck Institute
Elizabeth Weed, Pembroke Center for Research on Women, Feminist Theory Papers Collection
2:30 - 4 pm
Panel 3: collecting and being collected
What constitutes an archive? What are the ethical and theoretical consequences of
collecting and being collected? Are there advantages to forgetting and disappearance?
Moderator: Hazel Carby, Yale University
Nancy K. Miller, CUNY Graduate Center
Nell Irvin Painter, Princeton University
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University
Sponsored by the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, the Columbia
University Libraries, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the
Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
For additional information, please contact Laura Ciolkowski, PhD, CCASD Associate Director, email@example.com