The Mobile Archive (online symposium)

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November 10, 2021
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Archival Science, Digital Humanities, Literature, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

The Mobile Archive Project

November 10, University of Siegen (Germany)



3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Central European Time)

9:00 am to 1:45 pm (Eastern Standard Time)


3:00 pm CET (9:00 am EST): Welcome
(Marcel Hartwig (University of Siegen), Thomas Hallock (University of South Florida)

3:15 (9:15 EST)  Panel I: Archival Preservation and Recovery

Lukas Etter (University of Siegen), chair

Martin Brückner, Hee Eun Kim, Victoria Sunnergren (University of Delaware):
“Introducing THINGSTOR.ORG – A Material Culture Database”

Edward Polanco (Virginia Tech)
“Native Voices in Mexico’s Archivo General de la Nación”

Will Glover (Boston University)
“The State of the Archive & Native American petitions”

Karen Kilcup & Catherine Bowlen (University of North Carolina Greensboro)
“Accessing the Archive: American Children’s Environmental Writing for Everyone”

4:15-4:30 (10:15-10:30 EST) Break

4:30 (10:30 EST) Panel II: Translations, Temporal and Spatial

Astrid Fellner (Saarland University), chair

Ilka Brasch (University of Hannover)
“Archives and Architectures in Philadelphia”

Marcelo Jose Cabarcas Ortega (Fundación Universitaria Colombo Internacional)
“Either Witch or Saint: On Excavating the Colonial Archive or the Vindication of the Female Enslaved”

Kirsten Iden (University of South Carolina, Salkehatchie)
“Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s Digital Edition and the Possibilities of Online Archives”

Lenin Martell (UAEM) & Celeste González de Bustamante (University of Arizona)
“Mobile Archives Online: A Pedagogical Approach to Understand the US-Mexico Border”

5:30-5:45 (11:30-11:45 EST) Break

5:45 (11:45 EST) Panel III: Denationalizing the Archive

Ralph Bauer (University of Maryland), chair

Steffi Dippold (Kansas State University)
“Un-American Outsiders and Marooned Orphans of the Early American Archive”

Sämi Ludwig (Université de Haute-Alsace)
“Why A Colonial Text Is Neglected: The Example of Robert Rogers's Ponteach (1766)”

E. Thomson Shields (East Carolina University)
“Finding the Loss of the Lost Colony”

Dominique Polanco (Virginia Tech)
“The Biblioteca Nacional de España’s History and Collection of the Pintura del gobernador, alcaldes y regidores de México and Other Mesoamerican Manuscripts”

6:45 (12:45) Open Discussion

Facilitators: Lenin Martell (UAEM) & Markus Heide (University of Hildesheim)

Brief Thoughts: Ralph Bauer, Astrid Fellner, Thomas Hallock, Marcel Hartwig

Contact Info: 

Thomas Hallock, University of South Florida

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