Discussing the Archive Series – April 22

Join us for the last event in the “Discussing the Archives: Ideas, Practices, and Institutions” series. Panelists from a variety of fields and disciplines will discuss the relationship between archives and state power, with an emphasis on how to productively theorize, interpret, and use the structure of state archives.

Thursday April 22nd, 5 pm – 7pm
Archives and the Security State: Implications for Archival Research
Location: 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor (SCA)

Thomas Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive, George Washington University.
Yvette Christiansë, Associate Professor of English, Fordham University.
Khaled Fahmy, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, NYU.
Jennifer Milligan, Associate Professor of History, Marymount Manhattan College.
Ann Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, The New School.
Moderated by Jack Tchen, Director of Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute, Associate Professor of History and Individualized Learning, NYU.

Reception to follow.

Also, preceding the event, Thomas Blanton will host a workshop on how to access and utilize declassified U.S. materials. Please just come to Rm. 527 at the King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South at 3:30pm.

April 22nd, 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Workshop with Thomas Blanton (National Security Archive)
Moderated by Peter J. Wosh, Director, Archives and Public History Program and Clinical Associate Professor of History, NYU.
Location: King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South, Room 527

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

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.

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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