On Archival Truths: Affects, Knowledge and Gender Conference
The conference organised by Annick Louis, Judith Revel and Aurélie Vialette with Sara Martinez Navarro et Isabel Murcia Estrada will take place in New York les on the 4th and 5th of October 2019.
It is organised with the support of the Department of Humanities Languages and Literature at Stony Brook, Humanities Institute, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of History, Department of Music, Department of Philosophy, History of the Book Working Group, Melville Library, Sophapol Paris-Ouest Nanterre, CRAL-EHESS, Université Paris Lumières, FAHSS, Graduate Student Organization.
“On Archival Truths” will be the fifth event organized around the theme “Writing the Archives” and will take place at Stony Brook University on October 4th and 5th, 2019. This project is an international interdisciplinary endeavor that combines the literary and cultural studies perspective with that of history, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, and cultural studies. Therefore, the conference organized at Stony Brook will bring together scholars from different disciplines: history, sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, literature, anthropology, law studies, political science, the arts and digital humanities.
The objective of this international conference, “On Archival Truth,” is to allow researchers to keep thinking about the social role of the archives in the contemporary culture, in both scientific and public contexts. How can we work with the archive to understand our present? We aim to create a space in which we will have both a theoretical approach to the notion of archive and a practical set of “case studies” through which we can understand the tensions that one can encounter in an archive, between private and public, individual and collective, between what one reads in an archive and what one writes about the archive. This theoretical and practical approaches will be possible thanks to our interdisciplinary approach and collaboration: from specialists in philosophy and sociology to specialists in cultural studies, history, anthropology and literature.