Friday, October 18


  • Introductory Remarks: Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
  • Welcome from Virginia Steel, University Librarian, UCLA
  • Acknowledgments and Introduction of Verne Harris: Michelle Caswell
  • Keynote Address (via teleconference): Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

“Antonyms of Our Remembering”

Verne Harris argues that there are strong dominant discourses across the intersecting spacings of transitional justice, human rights archives, and reckoning with the past.  The strength of these discourses can close down unorthodox perspectives and fresh lines of enquiry.  Harris sets himself the dual goal of identifying such lines of enquiry and teasing out loose threads in the dominant discourses.  The result is a provocation ranging from the experiences of his institution, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, to the work of deconstruction, from queer theory to the work of scholars like Adam Sitze and Undine Whande, from personal narrative to documentary film-making.  His offering is at once a troubling of dominant discourses and a play with the antonyms of remembering in these discourses.

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 to 12:30

Panel 1: Archiving Audio Visual Documentation of Human Rights Abuse

Moderator: Tom Hyry, UCLA

12:40 to 2:00 Lunch break

2:00 to 3:30

Panel 2: Records and Accountability After Conflict

Moderator: Patrick Stawski, Duke University

3:30 to 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 to 5:30

Panel 3: The Politics of Archive Formation

Moderator: Asli Bali, UCLA


Saturday, October 19

9:30 to 10:45

Panel 4: The Presence of the Past

Moderator: Ricky Punzalan, University of Maryland

10:45 to 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 to 12:30

Panel 5: Community Perspectives on Human Rights Archives

Moderator: Mario Ramirez, UCLA

12:30 to 2:00 Lunch

2:00 to 2:15 Explanation of Workshop/ Division into Small Groups

2:15 to 3:00 Breakout Sessions/ Small Group Discussions

  • “Archival Description: Ethics and Priorities,”  Anne Gilliland, UCLA
  • “Assessing and Implementing the Orentlicher Principles in an Archival Context,”  Michelle Caswell, UCLA

3:00 to 3:30 Reports back from breakout sessions

3:30 to 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 to 4:30 Discussion, Next Steps, Closing Remarks

  •  Michelle Caswell

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