In celebration of its inaugural Society of Fellows cohort, the Global Arts + Humanities is holding a series of roundtables led by our graduate student research grant recipients. For these events, graduate students will come together to discuss how cross-disciplinary collaborations and methodologies have shaped their research and creative practices in the area of human rights.
In Roundtable Three | Human Rights Through the Archive, panelists will discuss conceptions of the archive within their respective disciplines and in their own research and creative practice. A common definition of the archive is that it is a place where public records or historical documents are preserved. Scholar Diana Taylor expands our understanding of the archive by drawing attention to transient forms of history keeping such as language, gesture and rituals. Taylor refers to these practices as the repertoire. Panelists imagine an expanded notion of archive that includes ephemeral social practices and embodied forms of cultural memory. Through their scholarly and creative engagement with human rights, panelists re-read, expand and/or dismantle particular archives in order to form more inclusive, diverse and socially-just histories and cultural memories and practices.
Rexhina Ndoci (Linguistics), Rina Hajra (Theatre), Kylee Smith (Dance), Mikel Bermello Isusi (SPPO), Clayton Kindred (History of Art), Mitch Vicieux (Art)
Professor Wendy S. Hesford (English)