If you’re not already planning on attending the JCB’s “Beyond Sweetness” conference on Friday and Saturday, we highly encourage students to check out the Pembroke Center’s special symposium on “Material Encounters in the Archive.”
The symposium frames a dialogue between four interdisciplinary feminist scholars whose research addresses the potential, as well as the limits, of the archive as a theoretical and physical site of knowledge production. The speakers will reflect on how engaging with archival objects — as collectors, curators, and researchers — has shaped their understanding of the archive, not only as a repository for extant documents but as a productive apparatus that shapes the contours of what is valued as legitimate information and scholarship. The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion, Q&A, and reception.
Friday, October 25, 2013. 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. Pembroke Hall 305