Archiving América: A Hemispheric Approach

Mar 2, 2020, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Prospect House Library



Event Description

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A conversation on hemispheric archives -- for faculty and graduate students across the humanities

Please join us for a conversation on Hemispheric Américas with Professor Kirsten Silva Gruesz.  Over this lunch conversation, we will discuss the promise and challenge of working with “Transamerican” methodologies and archives that necessitate a hemispheric understanding. How does our understanding of Americanity shift when we look across nation, time, and language?  How do categories of race, ethnicity, and gender shift over the Americas?  What can we learn from the strange story of latinidad that develops and shifts across variegated temporal and geographical terrain? How might this hemispheric story reshape our relation to other cultural configurations across the Americas?