Reading for Injustice Across Historical Records 2

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Expanding the Community of Geography
Sponsor Groups: Historical Geography Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group
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Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 37
Organizers: Jessica Miller, Elizabeth Sibilia
Chairs: Jessica Miller


This session brings together scholars whose research focuses on historic injustices or inequities through an engagement with archival and historical documents. Critical geographical work is grounded in history, but how do we, as geographers, engage the record of history? How do archives, historical data sets, and oral histories inform our research and allow us to look beyond the text on paper, especially when our projects attempt to disentangle spatial histories of inequality and injustice? What are methodological challenges of doing critical archival work and what strategies do we develop to move around them? This session, Reading for Injustice Across Historical Records, brings together scholars whose work addresses or seeks to address historical injustices and inequities. We are interested in hearing from scholars who are committed to tracing histories of inequality through archival documents and other forms of historical data.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Patricia Lopez*, Dartmouth College, Archival mattering: reading missing documents of (in)justice 15 9:35 AM
Presenter Monica Hernandez*, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, The silences of the Colombian state. Doing ethnography and archival research about collective land ownership for Afro Colombian rural communities 15 9:50 AM
Presenter Margo Kleinfeld*, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Reading injustice in the archive: the persistence of expectation for civilians affected by war during WWII 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Tracy Perkins*, Arizona State University, Addressing the Missing Archives: Lessons Learned from a DIY Archiving Project 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Claudia Hirtenfelder*, Queen's University, Carolyn Prouse*, Queen's University, Finding and Telling Cow Stories in the Archives 15 10:35 AM

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