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"Consider the Source" — artist talk by filmmaker Bill Morrison

at 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building

In this talk, internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Bill Morrison, who has been described as an “archival alchemist” and the “Orpheus of nitrate,” will explore the...

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"Best When Used By: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights" — Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorship Keynote Lecture by Trudy Huskamp Peterson

at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Old Capitol Museum

“Use it or lose it” can apply to muscle tone, the ability to speak a foreign language, annual leave that will disappear at the end of a year, or sex drive.

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Opening Reception for Provost's Global Forum and Obermann Humanities Symposium, Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice

at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Old Capitol Museum

Join us for a free, public reception to kick off the 2018 Provost's Global Forum and Obermann Humanities Symposium, Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice, in which practicing archivists,...

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Screening and Q&A with internationally acclaimed archival filmmaker Bill Morrison

at 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Voxman Music Building

Bill Morrison will be screening his most recent feature film, Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016, 2 hrs), which premiered at the New York Film Festival, and has gone on to...

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Teaching with Archives Panel

at 9:00am to 10:00am

How can we inspire current and future generations to seek evidence in archives? Librarians, archivists, curators, and instructors share successes, failures, and opportunities for collaboration in this roundtable discussion.

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Living Archives: Constitution Hill in Johannesburg/South Africa, a co-presentation by Marie Kruger and Debora Matthews

at 10:15am to 12:15pm

The subject of this presentation, Constitution Hill, is a unique “living archive” in the center of Johannesburg.

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Counter-Archive: Filming Your Way Out of the Past—Film Screening & Q&A with Filmmaker Adam Khalil

at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Native American experimental filmmaker Adam Khalil will screen his and his brothers’ short film The Violence of a Civilisation Without Secrets (2017, 10 min) and discuss their upcoming film (tentatively...

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"Documenting the History of Women's Reproductive Health: Sterilization and Abortion In and Outside the Archive": lecture by Johanna Schoen

at 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Iowa City Public Library

This presentation will explore the challenges of researching and documenting the history of eugenic sterilization programs and abortion around the country.

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"Direct Descendant in the Archives—A Scholarly and Emotional African American Family History": reading by Sheri Parks

at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Iowa City Public Library

Sheri Parks will discuss and read from her autobiography in-progress, which explores her roots through North Carolina back to Africa.

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"Immigration, the Arts, and the Archive": an artists' conversation with Lisa Schlesinger and John Rapson

at 4:15pm to 5:30pm

Iowa City Public Library

Jazz musician John Rapson and playwright Lisa Schlesinger have each worked with fellow artists and performers to capture the pain, possibility, and complex movements and emotions of immigrants' experience through...

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“A Darker Presence: Interpretive Goals and Collecting Strategies in the National Museum of African American History and Culture": Joel Barkan Memorial Keynote Lecture by William Pretzer

at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

University of Iowa Main Library

Since its opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has drawn record crowds. Simply getting an entry ticket is an accomplishment.

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“Whose Nation? Whose Archives? Indigeneity in Canada": a lecture by Sarah Dupont and Gerry Lawson

at 9:30am to 10:45am

Sarah Dupont, Aboriginal Engagement Librarian at Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia, and Gerry Lawson, a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and the UBC Museum of Anthropology's Oral History...

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“Colonial Histories and Digital Possibilities: The Digital Archive of the Early Caribbean": a lecture by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

at 11:00am to 12:15pm

This talk will explore the colonial history of archive building and considers ways in which digital archives can engage in creative strategies of “remix” to decolonize the archive.

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“Building Data Refuge in an Era of Fake News": a lecture by Bethany Wiggin

at 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Bethany Wiggin will discuss Data Refuge, which she and her co-founders launched November 2016 to draw attention to how climate denial endangers federal environmental data.

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Where Art and Humanities Meet in the Archives: Presentations by Jacqueline Wernimont and Rachel Williams

at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

For this session, we have asked Jacqueline Wernimont and Rachel Williams to discuss how they go about deciding when to bring archives alive through scholarly publication or through their arts practice.

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Collective Reflections on Archives

at 4:30pm to 5:00pm

We conclude the 2018 Provost's Global Forum and Obermann Humanities Symposium, Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice, by inviting participants to share reflections on the issues raised during our...

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Gallery Tour and Closing Reception for "Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, & Social Justice" Symposium

at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

We welcome the public to a tour of our pop-up exhibit, featuring the work of Rachel Williams and Jacqueline Wernimont, and a closing reception to thank our guests and participants...

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Iowa Human Rights Research Conference

at 9:00am to 4:00pm

The fourth annual Iowa Human Rights Research Conference will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Central College in Pella, Iowa.

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