Archives: Histories, Practices, Theories, and Formations

This seminar studies the co-constitution of objects-with-documents and undocumented people. We explore theoretical, historical, material, practical, methodological, and curatorial questions related to the operation and status of the archive in this migration of objects and people. Students are asked to work collaboratively in and with archives as sources and tools, and to experiment with creating archives of their own. The seminar involves some travel to Brown and some irregular hours that are mentioned in the syllabus.

Taught by Laura Wexler Fall 2018
PH Person Reference: 
Laura Wexler
Course Number: 
AMST 853, FILM 806, WGSS 853