PRESENTATIONS: Alex, Lindsey
READINGS (you’ll note that, in an attempt to lighten your workload, I’ve reorganized the reading list, indicating which texts deserve a full read, and which can be skimmed)
- Michel Foucault, Archaeology of Knowledge, Trans. Smith (Harper & Row 1972): 126-31.
- Ann Laura Stoler, “Colonial Archives and the Acts of Governance,” Archival Science 2:1-2 (2002): 87-109.
- Diana Taylor, “The Archive and the Repertoire” In The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003): 16-33.
Skim these various applications:
- On the Stasi archive: Christa Wolf, “So Who Could I Tell the Story To,” Harper’s (March 2013)
- On social media archiving, social movements (especially Black Lives Matter), and archiving silences: Ed Summers, “Introducing Documenting the Now,” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (February 16, 2016) + check out Documenting the Now.
- On the colonialism inherent in the archival principle of “provenance”: Jarrett M. Drake, “RadTech Meets RadArch: Towards a new Principle for Archives and Archival Description,” Radcliffe Workshop on Technology & Archival Processing, Cambridge, MA, April 2016.
- On archiving Australia’s non-white residents: Tim Sherratt, “A Map and Some Pins: Open Data and Unlimited Horizons,” discontents [blog post] (June 11, 2013) [and see Tim’s research notebook].
- On tribal archiving: Kimberly Christen, “Tribal Archives, Traditional Knowledge, and Local Contexts: Why the ‘s’ Matters,” Western Archives 6:1 (2015): 1-19 [focus on 1-8] + explore Mukurtu, an open-access platform for storing and managing indigenous communities’ cultural heritage.
- Consider the politics of silence and erasure, too. Skim through the “Aesthetics of Erasure” issue of Media-N.
Arjun Appadurai, “Archive and Inspiration” In Joke Brouwer & Arjen Mulder, Eds., Information is Alive (Rotterdam: V2_Publishers/NAI, 2003): 14-25 [the trace + migrant archive]; the work of Michelle Caswell, including Michelle Caswell & Marika Cifor, “From Human Rights to Feminist Ethics: Radical Empathy in the Archives,” Archivaria 81 (Spring 2016); Marika Cifor, “Affecting Relations: Introducing Affect Theory to Archival Discourse,” Archival Science 16:1 (March 2016): 7-31; Kate Eichhorn, The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013); Arlette Farge, The Allure of the Archives, Trans. Thomas Scott-Railton (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013) [embodied archival research; voices in the archive]; Gayatri Gopinath, “Archive, Affect, Everyday: Queer Diasporic Re-Visions” In Political Emotions, ed. by Janet Staiger, Ann Cvetkovich, and Ann Morris Reynolds (New York: Routledge, 2010): 165-92; Verne Harris, “The Archival Sliver: Power, Memory, and Archives in South Africa,” Archival Science 2 (2002): 63-86; Verne Harris, “The Hospitable Archivist” Volume 15 “Destination Library” (2008): 96-9 [archives for justice]; Bergis Jules, “Confronting Our Failure of Care Around the Legacies of Marginalized People in the Archives,” keynote address, National Digital Stewardship Alliance annual meeting, November 9, 2016; Tina M. Kampt, Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012); Patrick Radden Keefe, “Total Recall,” New Yorker (August 22, 2016) [on human-machine CCTV parsing]; Dragan Kujundzic, “Archigraphia: On the Future of Testimony and the Archive to Come” In Charles Merewether, Ed., The Archive: Documents in Contemporary Art (MIT Press 2006): 172-6 [IBM + Holocaust]; Tan Lin, “Archives of Memory” (8 March 2010) [Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg – archiving “moods” in the form of porcelain]; Brian Massumi, “The Archive of Experience” In Joke Brouwer & Arjen Mulder, Eds., Information is Alive (Rotterdam: V2_Publishers/NAI, 2003): 142-51 [archiving affect + movement]; D. T. Max, “Final Destination” New Yorker (June 2007) [on the Ransom Humanities Research Center]; Mimi Onuoha, “Missing Data Sets,” Github; Paul Ricoeur, “Archives, Documents, Traces” In Charles Merewether, Ed., The Archive: Documents in Contemporary Art (MIT Press 2006): 66-69 [trade, evidence, testimony]; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “The Rani of Simur: An Essay in Reading the Archives (Introduction)” In Charles Merewether, Ed., The Archive: Documents in Contemporary Art (MIT Press 2006): 163-9 [literary criticism + the archives]; Ann Laura Stoler, “Prologue in Two Parts” & “The Pulse of the Archive” In Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009): 1-53; Eira Tansey, “Archives Without Archivists,” Reconstruction 16:1 (2016); Diana Taylor, “Archiving Performance: The Digital as Anti-Archive?” Animating the Archives Conference, Brown University (December 3-5, 2009) [search iTunes for “Animating the Archives” > choose “Keynote” > fast-forward to 22:00, and watch through 1:03:56]; Francesca Veronesi & Petra Gemeinboeck, “Disembodied Landscapes” Performance Research 14:4 (2009): 74-80 [on Aboriginal Songlines]; Kirsten Weld, Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2014).