The Workshop’s main goal is to sustain dialogue between archivists and graduate students and to give graduate students access to best practices by scholars and archivists who aim to be storytellers, cultural mediators and curators.
Carla Peterson’s Workshop, “Black Gotham in/outside the Archive,” promises to meet that goal and more. Today at 4 PM at 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor (Dept of Social and Cultural Analysis), Dr. Peterson will give us hands-on examples taken from Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City. Among these examples will be the following delicious tidbits:
* the use of obituaries
* legal cases and the Negroes Burial Ground
* using military archives
* city streets as archives
Xeroxed excerpts from Black Gotham will be available at the Workshop. You can also find excerpts here.