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Day 1 (Thursday, October 29)

10:00-10:30 Welcome and Introduction

  • Why Archives Now?  Mark Canuel (UIC, Institute for the Humanities)

10:30- 12 Keynote 1

  • Kellee E. Warren (UIC Library, Special Collections): “Collecting Against the Grain: Collaboration to Sustain a Public Institutional Archives”
    • Introduction: Mark Canuel (UIC, Institute for the Humanities)

12-12:30  Break

12:30–2:00 Panel 1: Value, Politics, and the Archive

  • Moderator: Raphael Magarik (UIC, English)
  • Katharine Gerbner (University of Minnesota, History & Religious Studies): “Selling the Archives of Slavery: Profit, Reparations, and the Economic Value of Knowledge Production”
  • Meredith L. McGill (Rutgers University, English): “Black Bibliography and Linked Data: Recovering Stories that are Hidden in the Archive”
  • T-Kay Sangwand (UCLA Library, Digital Library Program)

2-2:30 Break

2:30-4:00 Keynote 2

  • Marisa J. Fuentes (Rutgers University, Africana Studies & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies):“’Attending to Black Death:’ Black Women’s Bodies in the Archive and the Afterlife of Captivity”
    • Introduction: by Kellee E. Warren (UIC Library, Special Collections)

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:30 Online Mixer

Special Guests:

Day 2 (Friday, October 30)

9-10:30 Panel 2: Ephemerality and Preservation

  • Moderator: Janet Swatscheno (UIC Library, Assessment and Scholarly Communication)
  • Kishonna L. Gray (UIC, Gender and Women’s Studies & Communication): “streaming, digital storytelling, and black praxis in digital gaming”
  • Jane Rhodes (UIC, Black Studies): “Blackness in the Archive–The Promise and Peril of Media Texts”
  • Deborah Gray White (Rutgers University, History & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies): “Ar’n’t I a Woman? and the Changing Historical Archive”
  • Stacie Williams (University of Chicago Library, Center for Digital Scholarship): “Forest > Tree: Collecting for Social and Environmental Justice”

10:30-11 Break

11-12:30 Keynote 3

  • Roderick A. Ferguson (Yale University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & American Studies): “The Sonic Life of the Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora”
    • Introduction: Mark Canuel (UIC, Institute for the Humanities)

12:30-1:00 Break

1:00-2:45 Roundtable: The Archive in/of the Community

  • Moderator: Marcia Walker-McWilliams (Black Metropolis Research Consortium)
  • Jennifer Brier (UIC, Gender and Women’s Studies & History)
  • Skyla Hearn (Manager of Archives, Cook County)
  • John D’Emilio (UIC History, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives)
  • Tisa Matheson (Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, American Indian Collections)
  • Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. (Washington University, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & African American Studies)

2:45-3:15 Break

3:15-4:45 Keynote 4