Discussing the Archive Series

Discussing the Archive Series

Announcing an upcoming panel discussion at NYU:

“Embodied Archives”

Wednesday, April 7th, 5:30 pm
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor (Humanities Initiative)

Ann Fabian, Professor of American Studies and History, Dean of Humanities, Rutgers University

Anne Golomb Hoffman, Professor of English, Fordham University

Deb Levine, Doctoral Candidate in Performance Studies, Instructor of Drama, NYU

Marvin J. Taylor, Director, Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU

Moderated by Michele Mitchell, Associate Professor of History, NYU

This event will feature an interdisciplinary conversation about the interplay between conceptions of bodies as “archives” and ideas of archives as institutions and technologies that render bodies intelligible in specific ways, with particular attention to how race, gender, and sexuality are collected, classified, and performed.

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This is the fourth event in a semester-long series:

Discussing the Archive: Ideas, Practices, Institutions
New York University, Spring 2010

Sponsored by the Humanities Initiative, the Departments of English, History, and Social and Cultural Analysis, the Archives and Public History Program, the Working Group on Slavery and Freedom, and the Colloquium on American Literature and Culture, New York University.

Full schedule: http://aphdigital.org/more/discussing-the-archive/

All events are free and open to the public; ID required for entry into campus buildings.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

http://history.fas.nyu.edu/object/history.gradprog.archivespublichistory.html

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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