Presidential Archival Practices and the Construction of Modern Memory

AHA Session 28
Thursday, January 7, 2016: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Grand Ballroom D (Hilton Atlanta, Second Floor)
A. Dirk Moses, University of Sydney
Hiding in Plain Sight: Text between Archival and Public Knowledge
Derek J. Penslar, University of Oxford and University of Toronto
Palestine as Archive
Sherene R. Seikaly, University of California, Santa Barbara

Session Abstract

This panel asks how the limits, constraints, and privileges of archival usage shape historical memory. It looks at how archives are crafted, seized, deployed or shaped under different political, cultural and social circumstances and explores the impact on the construction of a usable past in the politics of the Middle East.

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