Atelier@Duke

Date: Friday-Saturday, 25-26 February 2011
Time: please see schedule
Location: Gothic Reading Room, Perkins Library
Contact Information: Jennifer Thompson, 919-660-5922 or jennifer2.thompson(at)duke.edu

As part of the 15th anniversary celebration of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, Duke University Libraries and the Office of the Provost present the first Atelier@Duke: “The Idea of Archive—Producing and Performing Race.”

The event will be a “series of conversations that reproduce what might happen in a workshop—an ‘atelier’—of ideas. Our panelists’ conversations will engage the moments before ideas become text, fixed images, documented policies or remembered spectacle,” said Atelier@Duke organizer Karla F C Holloway, the James B. Duke Professor of English and a professor of law at Duke. The series of panel discussions will also consider what and how histories are saved and shared.

This occasion also marks the inaugural John Hope Franklin Research Center Book Award, which will be presented to author Paula J. Giddings for her critically-acclaimed biography, Ida: A Sword Among Lions (2008). For more information about the award, please see the Duke University Libraries’ announcement.

The Atelier@Duke panel discussions are free and open to the public. Please visit the conference’s website for registration and schedule information.

Post contributed by Jennifer Thompson, John Hope Franklin Research Center Librarian.

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