The Archive in the Age of Digital Technology Lecture –

To: Faculty, Staff & Students Date: November 8, 2010
From: David W. McLaughlin, Provost
Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean, Tisch School of the Arts

Invitation: University Professorship Lecture by Diana Taylor

Provost David W. McLaughlin and Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts, cordially invite you to attend an Inaugural University Professorship Lecture presented by Diana Taylor and titled Save As: The Archive in the Age of Digital Technologies on December 1, 2010.

Diana Taylor is University Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York University. Her major interests encompass Latin American and U.S. theatre and performance; performance and politics; feminist theatre and performance in the Americas; Hemispheric studies; and, trauma studies. She is the author of several award-winning books, including Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (1991), Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ (1997), and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (2003). In addition to publishing numerous articles on Latin American and Latino performance, she is the co-editor of the PMLA’s special issue on WAR (2009) and many books as well as the editor of five volumes of critical essays on Latin American, Latino, and Spanish playwrights. She is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005-6. Diana Taylor is founding Director of
the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, funded by foundations such as Ford, Rockefeller, Mellon, the Henry Luce Foundation and the Rockefeller
Brothers Fund.

» Seating is Limited – Please RSVP by November 20, 2010.

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Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

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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