This conference will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2016 and is hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research
Archives matter. Archives are bound up with the question of whose history is worth preserving. Scholars in postcolonial and decolonial studies have broadened our understanding of archives by thinking of ‘imperial archives’ (Ann Stoler/ Thomas Richards) and colonialism as a ‘cultural archive’ (Edward Said/ Gloria Wekker): ways of understanding how the documents left behind by empire were made, distributed as well as stored, and ways of opening up what is meant by a document: to document is an action that is performed in relation to bodies. This conference will focus on the ways in which we encounter the archive and consider how we might engage the archive differently within feminist, queer and decolonial studies.
Professor Gloria Wekker: “Accessing the Cultural Archive: Race, Gender and Sexuality”
DJ Lynnée Denise: "Thieves of the Temple: DJ Culture and the Prince Archives”
Featured performances by:
Jessica Karuhanga and Gertrude & Jemima
For panel sessions, screenings, performances and workshops see full programme here:
Includes book launch of White Innocence by Gloria Wekker and Queer Lovers and Hateful Others by Jin Haritaworn
Live tweeting hashtag: #archivesmatter2016
Dates & times
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|2 Jun 2016||3:45pm - 8:00pm|
|3 Jun 2016||8:45am - 8:00pm|
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