Announcing our Spring 2011 Workshop series

From Process to Product: Working the Archive is the inaugural series of events hosted by the NYU Workshop in Archival Practice. These events are free and open to all graduate students, faculty and archival professionals working in the humanities.

Our first workshop, THE RADICAL POLITICS OF HIDDEN ARCHIVES, is coming up on March 2 at 19 University Place, First Floor and will be led by two amazing archivists, Steven Fullwood from the Schomburg Center and Jillian Cuellar from the Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archives. Please see details below.

Later in March, we’re fortunate to have TWO events featuring Carla Peterson, Professor of English at the University of Maryland, whose recently-published book, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City, offers a riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbors, and business associates, she illuminates the greater history of African-American elites in New York City.  Professor Peterson will be giving a lecture, free and open to the public, on March 22 at 5 pm and will be leading a workshop, Black Gotham in/outside the Archive, on March 23 at 4 PM. Both of these events will be held at 20 Cooper Square (at the Humanities Initiative on the 5th Floor on March 22 and at the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis on the 4th Floor on March 23).

Please click the Workshop Schedule tab for a full roster of our spring events!  We hope you’ll join us. For more information, you can contact us at


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