Ames Hawkins to Participate in Penn State's 2021 Archival Imaginaries Symposium
Columbia College Chicago is proud to announce Ames Hawkins, Associate Provost for Faculty Research and Development and a Professor of English and Creative Writing, will be a featured speaker at Penn State’s annual Archival Imaginaries Symposium.
Presented April 2-3 virtually through Zoom, the event will feature eight prominent scholars and archivists from across the country.
The Archival Imaginaries Symposium will take up questions suggested by this rich body of work: How do archivists sustain archives as a tool for accountability in a moment when the proliferation of disinformation has critically undermined authenticity? How do archivists reclaim a liberatory future for both their users and their repositories? How can scholars utilize imaginative methods to navigate archival absences and failures?
"Exploring these questions, we confront archival collusions with power while asking how to transform popular imaginaries of the archive—from a static representation of reality, to dynamic conjectures that depict a past that never was, a present that cannot be, and a future that is always-already lost at the moment of conceptualization," according to the symposium’s website.
Those interested can participate by registering here: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JwVLj-trSBaOUXSnY3HT4A