Materiality, Evidence and Archive

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October 1, 2021 to October 2, 2021
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Archival Science, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Local History, World History / Studies

Online workshop on Materiality, Evidence and Archive on October 1 & 2. 

The workshop seeks to challenge and unsettle the established archival and evidentiary forms and practices concerning materiality, and to share new ways of thinking ethnographically about the relationship between permanence, stability, and objectification. It explores the relationships between materiality, evidence, and archive, and is particularly concerned with documents, objects, and other types of material things that are located outside of official archival sites, and how such materials are retained, transformed, or reconfigured to perform the labour of evidence. 

Sponsored by York University's Department of Anthropology and Graduate Program in Social Anthropology, the workshop will include presentations by: Nayrouz Abu Hatoum (Concordia), Sana Aziz (Aligarh)  Amila Buturović (York), Jillian Fulton-Melanson (York), Zulfikar Hirji (York), Salman Hussain (York), Antonius Robben (Utrecht),  Shahla Talebi (Arizona State), Richard Vokes (Western Australia), and Daphne Winland (York).

The workshop is open to all via the following registration link: 

Spaces are limited, so please register as soon as possible. Once you have registered you will be sent the zoom link.

Contact Info: 

Jillian Fulton

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