A Transdisciplinary Discussion

Friday, October 12
1:00 PM

Room C204
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, (at 34th Street), NYC



Ann Stoler
Ammiel Alcalay
Amy Chazkel
John Collins
Carole McGranahan
Gary Wilder
Julie Skurski

In recent decades, intellectuals across the humanities and social sciences have taken up the archive as an analytic object in new and provocative ways. They have investigated meanings embedded in “the feel of the documents” analyzed the politics and power behind archival practices, and exposed the implicit histories revealed at the archive’s margins. This research has opened up new areas of inquiry not only through the groundbreaking investigations of individual scholars, but also because of the crucial intersection of ideas generated through different disciplines’ influences on each other. This event brings anthropologist Ann Stoler into conversation with scholars from the fields of history, anthropology, and literature to explore the intellectual and political stakes of alternative approaches to archival documentation and to consider the ways in which transdisciplinary work has led to breaking new theoretical ground in the past and where it might lead to in the future.

Presented by The Production of History Working Group, The Center for the Humanities, and The PhD Program in Anthropology

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