DH Seminar: Who Decides what gets to be Remembered into the Future? (Imagining Futures Through (Un)archived Pasts Project)

A Digital Humanities seminar
Date27 October 2021
Time14:00 to 15:30
PlaceOnline

Elena Isayev (University of Exeter). Organised by Stellenbosh Museum, South Africa, Just Conversations.

Who Decides what gets to be Remembered into the Future?
This Conversation will reflect on key questions and inspirations driving the Imagining Futures through UnArchived Pasts initiative, which seeks to to build methodologies of egalitarian archival practice that counter erasure and overwriting. It will draw on stories that speak to issues of difficult, unresolved or displaced pasts, of their landscapes and their caretakers. These explore the potential of the role of memory institutions and archival practices to provide shared custodianship, spaces of dialogue, and multiple narratives. Ways in which such spaces are important sites of negotiation about the past and about visions of the future will be showcased through lessons learned from ongoing work in Stellenbosch in South Africa, the ruins of Lindi Prison in Tanzania, Jamestown in Ghana, and stories from Baddawi Camp in Lebanon, as well as that of Yarmouk Camp in Syria, Nubian narratives in Kenya, the port neighbourhood of Karantina in Lebanon and the streets of LA. Underpinning these discussions are questions of whose story will continue to be told and how, and whose silenced.

This event is organised by Stellenbosh Museum, South Africa, Just Conversations.

Please register here.

Please note that the time of this event has been updated to 14:00-15:30 UK time.


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