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EIHS Workshop: Violence, Witnessing, and Recovering the Archives

Haley E. Bowen, Allie Goodman, Keanu Heydari, Tori Herzig-Deribin, Deirdre de la Cruz
Friday, October 15, 2021
12:00-2:00 PM
1014 Tisch Hall Map
This is a hybrid event. Link here for in-person registration (limited):
Link here to stream via Zoom:

Inspired by Monica Muñoz Martinez, who studies vernacular history makers that “participate in shaping popular understandings of the past by making histories of racial violence, preserved in community memory, available to the public,” and Arlette Farge’s analysis of “rekilling” in the archives, this roundtable graduate student workshop will address the emotional and ethical traumas built into archives and how historians grapple with them.

These talks will focus on issues of methodology and the experience of conducting archival research on violence broadly construed. The panelists will address eighteenth century Paris police archives and the descriptions of domestic violence within them; children’s experiences with settlement houses, welfare, and the juvenile legal system in the United States during the Progressive Era; the lives and afterlives of personal objects located in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and the Iranian diaspora in France in the mid-to-late twentieth century and beyond.

• Haley E. Bowen (Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
• Allie Goodman (Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
• Keanu Heydari (Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
• Tori Herzig-Deribin (Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
• Deirdre de la Cruz (moderator; Associate Professor; History, Asian Languages and Cultures; University of Michigan)

This event presented by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: History
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History

The Thursday Series is the core of the institute's scholarly program, hosting distinguished guests who examine methodological, analytical, and theoretical issues in the field of history. 

The Friday Series consists mostly of panel-style workshops highlighting U-M graduate students. On occasion, events may include lectures, seminars, or other programs presented by visiting scholars.

The insitute also hosts other historical programming, including lectures, film screenings, author appearances, and similar events aimed at a broader public audience.