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Join organizer Urvashi Chakravarty (University of Toronto), along with Brandi K. Adams (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), for a discussion of "Race and the Archive." This virtual event is part of a series of Critical Race Conversations hosted by the Folger Institute.
This conversation addresses the meaning and implications of the archive for premodern critical race studies. What is the archive, and how do its spaces, artifacts, traces and absences affect the shape and terrain of critical race studies? What kinds of archival approaches does this work enable, reveal or require? This conversation explores the different methodological, conceptual, narrative and material affordances of the archive, interrogating how we see the archive, and how—and whether—it sees us.