37th Annual Archives Lecture, featuring Laura Murray
The 37th Annual Archives Lecture, featuring Professor Laura Murray, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 4 pm in the Alan G. Green Fireplace Reading Room in Stauffer Library.
Dr. Murray's lecture is titled "Counterarchive or Nostalgia Trip? Reflections on the Swamp Ward & Inner Harbour History Project."
Laura Murray is a professor of English and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Her research career has been diverse, from nineteenth-century American literature and newspaper history, to copyright policy and theory, to Indigenous and treaty history. In all her projects, thinking about the nature and politics of archives has been essential. Most recently, her Swamp Ward and Inner Harbour History Project, a community history undertaking that has produced podcasts, walking tours, a photography exhibit, many blog articles, and an oral history archive of 75 interviews, both draws from and contributes to the archives.
The Archives Lecture is meant to highlight the archival collections which are held by the university, and serves as a public forum to disseminate and discuss the research that is, or has been, carried out using those collections. The Archives Lecture has run every year since its inception in 1983.
A reception will follow the event. RSVPs are appreciated: 613-533-2378, email@example.com