Building on BCRW’s close collaboration with the College Archives, we address the complex questions that circulate around the politics and ethics of archival work. A vital tool of traditional scholarship, archives are crucial to the preservation of the stories and legacies of marginalized communities and political movements.
Archivists, librarians, artists, activists, and scholars will discuss key questions, such as, how can archival material give voice to muted histories? What differences do recent digital tools and capabilities make in how we archive and access the past? How can archives empower communities to tell their own stories? The conference will feature workshops and exhibits to introduce participants to the wide array of work taking place among communities and their archivists today.