Gender Symp.: "Politics of Identity in the Archives"
Fri, September 21, 2012 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • GAR 4.100
The Department of History's Graduate Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality presents:
"Politics of Identity in the Archives"
Politics of Identity in the Archives: Do gender and issues of identity matter in the archives? Do the politics of place impact one's research? Our panel of distinguished History graduate students will grapple with these issues and more at this week's session of the Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality. Our panelists, who conduct research in Latin America and Southeast Asia, will speak on issues of race and gender in the archives. They will also share some of the particular challenges they have faced while conducting research in their respective sites and offer helpful advice for how to cope with the unexpected aspects of fieldwork, archival and otherwise. For those of you graduate students who will soon make your first forays into the field, our panelists will also share what they wish they had known before setting out.
The Symposium on Gender, History, and Sexuality has been a fixture in Department of History since 2001, offering a forum for graduate students and faculty to present papers and works-in-progress for discussion in a relaxed and collegial atmosphere.