November 28: Epistemological and Political Subjects

UN Mission in Mali, Timbuktu, December 05, 2013 – Abdul Wahid shows a manuscript from 14th century at his house in Timbuktu, via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

PRESENTATIONS: Kenneth, Shonda


Theaster Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank, via Chicago Reader


Arjun Appadurai, “Archive and Inspiration” In Joke Brouwer & Arjen Mulder, Eds., Information is Alive (Rotterdam: V2_Publishers/NAI, 2003): 14-25 [the trace + migrant archive]; Tina M. Campt, Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012); Michelle Caswell, Ricardo Punzalan, and T-Kay Sangwand, “Critical Archival Studies” Special Issue of Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1:2 (2017); Verne Harris, “The Archival Sliver: Power, Memory, and Archives in South Africa,” Archival Science 2 (2002): 63-86; Patrick Radden Keefe, “Total Recall,” New Yorker (August 22, 2016) [on human-machine CCTV parsing]; Dragan Kujundzic, “Archigraphia: On the Future of Testimony and the Archive to Come” Discourse 25:1/2 (2003): 16-88 [IBM + Holocaust]; *André Lepecki, “The Body as Archive: Will to Re-enact and the Afterlife of Dances,” Dance Research Journal 42:2 (Winter 2010); *Rachel Mattson, “An Archive of Racial Fantasy,” Ligament 2:3 (January 2017); Achille Mbembe, Decolonizing Knowledge and the Question of the Archive (Africa is a Country Ebook) [from a 2015 lecture @ Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, Johannesburg); Paul Ricoeur, “Archives, Documents, Traces” In Charles Merewether, Ed., The Archive: Documents in Contemporary Art (MIT Press 2006): 66-69 [trade, evidence, testimony]; Ann Laura Stoler, “Prologue in Two Parts” & “The Pulse of the Archive” In Along the Archival Grain: Epistemic Anxieties and Colonial Common Sense (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009): 1-53; Diana Taylor, “Archiving Performance: The Digital as Anti-Archive?” Animating the Archives Conference, Brown University {video} (December 3-5, 2009) [search iTunes for “Animating the Archives” ==> choose “Keynote”]; Christa Wolf, “So Who Could I Tell the Story To,” Harper’s (March 2013): 15-9 [on the Stasi archive].

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