Please join a distinguished group of nationally renowned archivists, librarians, and scholars in a discussion about the importance of partnerships and the role of technology in meeting the imperative to preserve and extend access to a more complete historical record. The program aims to explore new models for broader access to archives.
Free and open to the public.
Registration is now closed. Please note that walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this event. Registrants will be asked to check in at the front desk.
“The Past is Present”
Craig Steven Wilder, Barton L. Weller Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies and director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center, Spelman College
Wilder and Guy-Sheftall will examine the intellectual, economic, cultural, and structural roots of the relationship between historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and majority institutions. How will they reckon with the past in order to make meaningful change in the present and future?
Thursday, April 12, 1 PM
“Scholars Report on Research Experience”
Within the libraries and archives of many HBCUs and black community repositories lies the rich historical record of black lives and organizations. Scholars seek even greater access to the records held in these repositories. In this panel, scholars who have worked with black archival collections discuss their research experience and brainstorm how the scholarly community can help facilitate preservation and access to collections of underrepresented communities.
Thursday, April 12, 3 PM
“THE PAST AND PRESENT IN THE FUTURE”
Brewster Kahle, founder and digital librarian, Internet Archive, and Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History and Harvard College Professor, Harvard University
Speaking from the perspectives of an innovative technologist and a prolific researcher, respectively, Kahle and Lepore will discuss the role of technology in creating institutional partnerships to expose hidden histories.
Friday, April 13, 9 AM
This workshop is a featured event of the Harvard Library Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Team.