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The View From Left Field: Nov 1, 6-8 PM

Workshop in Archival Practice: The View From Left Field
November 1, 6:00-8:00 PM
19 University Place, Room 222

Supported by the NYU Graduate Program in English and Co-Sponsored by the Modern and Contemporary Colloquium
Workshop Leaders
Shelley Rice, Arts Professor in Department of Photography and Imaging and
Department of Art History and Exhibition Co-Curator
Jonno Rattman, Exhibition Co-Curator
Hillel Arnold, Project Archivist and Exhibition Consultant

Exhibition Information: The View from Left Field is currently on view (through November 17th) in the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University: 721 Broadway, 8th Floor. The exhibition is dedicated to Michael Nash.

You can read more about the exhibition in a blog post by Shelley Rice here.

Event Description: What does it take to bring images from the archives into the classroom and onto gallery walls? The View From Left Field, an exhibition co-curated by Professor Shelley Rice, Jonno Rathman and the late Michael Nash, answers this question by demonstrating the evolution of what Professor Rice has called a “world in a box”—an exhibition of photographs that grew from Professor Rice’s Fall 2011 seminar, “Toward a Critical Vocabulary” and has emerged as a showcase of the Daily Worker/Daily World Photographs Collection, part of the archives of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) at New York University’s Tamiment Library & Robert Wagner Labor Archives. The View From Left Field marks an unprecedented fusion of pedagogy with institutional collaboration and offers its viewers a window into the histories of photography, journalism, American diplomacy and the lived reality of citizens in the grip of a 20th century indelibly marked by the Cold War. Co-curators Shelley Rice and Jonno Rattman, along with project archivist Hillel Arnold, will speak about their experiences in designing and implementing The View From Left Field and will take your questions about the challenges and rewards of their innovative and in-depth engagement with the Tamiment Library’s archival holdings. Open to students, archivists and faculty from any department or institution.

 

Reminder: Archive Lab with Deena Engel and Lisa Gitelman TOMORROW

“Archive Lab: Digital Humanities and Literary Archives”
Deena Engel, Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science, NYU
Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of English and Media Culture and Communication, NYU
October 14, 3:00-5:00 PM
19 University Place, Room 222

Professor Deena Engel is currently teaching “Literary Archives and Web Development,” a graduate course in the English Department at NYU. She will lead the workshop in conversation with Professor Lisa Gitelman. We will consider how technologies not only allow us as scholars to access a wider array of archives, but also how we might intervene by uncovering, creating or curating archives of our own.


All are welcome and refreshments will be served! Please forward this announcement to others who may be interested.

This Friday, October 14: Archive Lab with Deena Engel and Lisa Gitelman

Following up on our Spring 2011 series, “From Process to Product: Working the Archive,” the NYU Workshop in Archival Practice is pleased to kick off Fall 2011 with a new theme, “Archive Lab: Ideas, Inventions and Institutions.”

We invite you to join us for our first Workshop of Fall 2011:

“Archive Lab: Digital Humanities and Literary Archives”
Deena Engel, Clinical Associate Professor of Computer Science, NYU
Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of English and Media Culture and Communication, NYU
October 14, 3:00-5:00 PM
19 University Place, Room 222

Professor Deena Engel is currently teaching “Literary Archives and Web Development,” a graduate course in the English Department at NYU. She will lead the workshop in conversation with Professor Lisa Gitelman. We will consider how technologies not only allow us as scholars to access a wider array of archives, but also how we might intervene by uncovering, creating or curating archives of our own.  As we seek to imagine an “archive lab,” we must also explore the cultural freight carried by theories and histories of media. We are excited to host this in-depth discussion with Professors Engel and Gitelman. We hope it will become part of a growing dialogue around digital archives and how best to build and sustain collaboration between scholars in the humanities and those in the computer sciences.

Please join us! All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

Two Great Events This Week

Please join us for our very first workshop, THE RADICAL POLITICS OF HIDDEN ARCHIVES, tomorrow, March 2 at 6 PM 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. Come and check us out! And on March 3 at 6 PM at Room 1106 at 6 East 16th St. , our Archives and Communities collaborators at the New School will have Ann Stoler reading from her book, Along the Archival Grain.  Don’t miss it!