ARCHIVE | Interdisciplinary methods of understanding the archive: violence, suppression and restoration


Organized by the Seminar on Memory & Violence and sponsored by the Center for Humanities and Brabson Education and Library Foundation, with additional support from the Olin Library, ­­the ARCHIVE Symposium is international and interdisciplinary in scope.  It explores the archive (broadly conceived) as a site of interpretation, projection, and collection, in both theoretical and physical contexts.  A central problem of the archive––namely its relationship to violence––will also be explored, as well the role of film and cinematic media in establishing, perpetuating or subverting the archive. 

For more on the Symposium Program, see "Symposium Schedule" (at right).

This symposium has been possible thanks to the generous support from the Center for Humanities at Washington University and the Brabson Library & Educational Foundation in St. Louis.  Additional support has been provided by Washington University Libraries, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and the American Culture Studies program (AMCS).  

The symposium will take place at:

THE SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN & VISUAL ARTS
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST LOUIS
STEINBERG AUDITORIUM
Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Link to symposium poster: /files/pages/imce/hkolk/archive_poster_large_0.pdf

Almstadtstrasse 43 (formerly Grenadierstrasse 7): Slide projection of former Hebrew bookstore, 1930, Berlin,1992,  33"X40" chromogenic photograph and on-location installation, Shimon Attie, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York