Kommende 5 dager
Archives, and their underlying databases and ontologies, are deeply political and value-laden and foster power imbalances. This PhD course explores how ‘traditional’ ontologies and epistemologies hard-bake structural fault lines into the very creation of our knowledge of the past. These issues are more relevant than ever in a heritage context, as practitioners in the field, in the museum sector and within the academy, work to redefine the fundamental value of cultural heritage and represent a wider, more inclusive world in their research narratives. This course also aims to extend debates around the weaknesses and possibilities of the digital and analogue archive by exploring emerging efforts to reconfigure archival practice.