All readings are available either through the links on this website, or through canvas.


Date Reading Activities Assignment
September 6, 2018 (Unit 1) 1. Caswell, Michelle. “Owning Critical Archival Studies: A Plea.” Archival Education and Research Institute (2016). 1-9. Lib Guide Workshop None.
2. "Protocols for Native American Archival Materials." First Archivist Circle.
3. Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. “Chapter 1: The Power in the Story.” Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995. 1-31.
4. Stoler, Ann Laura. "Chapter 1: A Prologue in Two Parts.” Along the Archival Grain. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 1-16.
5. Lazo, Rodrigo. “Migrant Archives.” In States of Emergency. Russ Castronovo and Susan Gillman, ed. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2009. 36-54.
September 13, 2018 (Unit 1) 1. Burns, Kathryn. "Introduction." Into the Archive. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010. 1-19. 10:30: Benson orientation with AJ Johnson None.
2. Aguirre, Carlos and Javier Villa-Flores. “Los archivos y la construcción de la verdad histórica en América Latina.” Jahrbuch für Geschichte Lateinamerikas, Volume 46, Issue 1 (2009). 5–18.
3. Fuentes, Marisa. “Introduction.” In Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
4. Tortorici, Zeb. "Introduction." In Sins Against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. See also the digital appendix (CW sexual violence, colonial violence).
September 20, 2018 (Unit 1) 1. Lara Putnam. "The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast.” American Historical Review 2016 121 (2): 377-402. Lib-Guide Workshop 2 None.
2. Anderson, Jane. “Anxieties of Authorship in the Colonial Archive.” In Media Authorship. Taylor and Francis, 2013. 229-246. DOI: 10.4324/9780203136010
3. Mak, Bonnie. “Archaeology of a digitization.” Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Volume 65, Issue 8.
4. Klein, Lauren F. "The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings." American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 661-688.
5. DACS statement of principles.
September 27, 2018 (Unit 2) 1. Weld, Kirsten. Paper Cadavers. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. Digital AHPN Workshop None.
October 4, 2018
(Unit 2)
1. Jeanette A. Bastian. "Taking Custody, Giving Access: A Postcustodial Role for a New Century." Archivaria 53 (2002). 76-93. Guest Speaker: Theresa Polk, Director of Digital Initiatives, LLILAS Benson None.
2. Christian Kelleher. “Archives Without Archives.” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies. Volume 1, Number 2.
3. Kim Christen. "Does Information Really Want to be Free? Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the Question of Openness.” International Journal of Communication. 6 (2012).
4. Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez. Invisible Defaults and Perceived Limitations: Processing the Juan Gelman Files.” Medium.October 30, 2016.
October 11, 2018 (Unit 2) Library Guide Work Day: No Readings. None.
October 12, 2018 (Unit 2) Library Guide due by 5pm.
October 18, 2018 (Unit 2) 1. Ghaddar, JJ. “The Spectre in the Archive: Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Archival Memory.” Archivaria 82 (Fall 2016). None.
2. Harris, Verne. “Antonyms of our remembering.” Archival Science. Volume 14, Issue 3-4. 215-229.
3. Ramirez, Mario. “On "Monstrous" Subjects and Human Rights Documentation.” In Emerging Trends in Archival Science. Karen F. Gracy, Ed. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2017.
4. Guberek, T. and Hedstrom, M. On or off the record? Detecting patterns of silence about death in Guatemala’s National Police Archive. Arch Sci (2017), pp. 1-28.
October 25, 2018 (Unit 2) Humanities Media Project Proposal Work Day (no class). None.
November 1, 2018 (Unit 3) 1. American Philosophical Society, “Protocols for the treatment of indigenous materials” (2013). Guest Speaker: Dr. Mario Garza and María Rocha Miakan-Garza Band of Coahuiltecans, founders of Indigenous Cultures Institute. None.
2. Eric Hemenway (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians), “Trials and tribulations in a tribal NAGPRA program,” Museum Anthropology 33.2 (2010): 172-179.
3. Joshua A. Bell, Kimberly Christen, and Mark Turin, “After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge Workshop Report,” Museum Worlds: Advances in Research 6 (2013): 195-203. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
NEW: 4. Kevin Michael Foster, “Taking a Stand: Community-Engaged Scholarship on the Tenure Track,” Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship June 19 2012. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
*Optional*: 5. Willie Ermine (Cree), “Ethical Space of Engagement,” Indigenous Law Journal 6.1 (2007): 193-203.
*Optional*: 6. D.A. Smith, “From Nunavut to Micronesia: Feedback and Description, Visual Repatriation and Online Photographs of Indigenous Peoples,” Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 3(1) (2008): 1-19.
*Optional*: 7. Loriene Roy (Anishinaabe), “Indigenous Cultural Heritage Preservation: A Review Essay with Ideas for the Future,” IFLA journal 41.3 (2015): 192-203.
November 8, 2018 (Unit 3) 1. Jane Anderson and Kim Christen, ‘‘Chuck a Copyright on it’: Dilemmas of Digital Return and the Possibilities for Traditional Knowledge Licenses and Labels,” Museum Anthropology Review 7.1-2 (Spring-Fall 2013):105-126. Guest Speaker: Patrisia Gonzales
2. Bolfy Cottom, “Patrimonio cultural nacional: el marco jurídico y conceptual,” (2001): 79-107.
3. G. Pigliasco, “Intangible cultural property, tangible databases, visible debates: The Sawau project,” International Journal of Cultural Property 16, no. 3 (2009): 255-272.
4. Jenny Newell, “Old Objects, New Media: Historical collections, digitization and affect,” Journal of Material Culture 17, no. 3 (2012): 287-306.

5. Suggested Reading: Special Issue of Museum Anthropology Review, 7.1-2 (2013): After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge.
November 9, 2018 (Unit 3) Humanities Media Project Proposals due by 5pm.
November 15, 2018 (Unit 3) 1. Williams, Stacie M. and Jarrett M. Drake, “Power to the People: Documenting Police Violence in Cleveland,” in “Critical Archival Studies,” eds. Michelle Caswell, Ricardo Punzalan, and T-Kay Sangwand, Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1, no. 2 (2017): 1-27. Guest Speaker: Itza Carbajal, LLILAS Benson Metadata Librarian
2. Jarrett M. Drake, “Seismic Shifts: On Archival Fact and Fictions,” August 20, 2018.
3. Michelle Caswell, Marika Cifor, and Mario H. Ramirez, “‘To Suddenly Discover Yourself Existing’: Uncovering the Impact of Community Archives,” The American Archivist 79, no. 1 (2016): 56-81.
4. Anthony Cocciolo, “Community Archives in the Digital Era: A Case from the LGBT Community,” Preservation, Digital Technology and Culture 45, no. 4 (2017): 157-165.
5. OPTIONAL: Steven High, “Telling Stories: A Reflection on Oral History and New Media,” Oral History 38, no. 1 (2010): 101-112.
November 18, 2018 Final Project Proposals due by 5pm.
November 22, 2018 No Class: Thanksgiving
November 29, 2018 Work Day and Consultations
December 6, 2018 Final Projects due; action steps implemented.