Critical Race Conversations: Race and the Archive

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 3:00 pm
Virtual Event on YouTube | 3 - 4:15 pm Eastern Time

This event was originally scheduled for November 19, 2020. It has been rescheduled for January 28, 2021.

Join Urvashi Chakravarty (University of Toronto) and Marisa Fuentes (Rutgers University) 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 interdisciplinary conversation, between an historian and a literary scholar, 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.