12th Annual Archives Lecture ANU Archives & The Friends of the Noel Butlin Archives Centre

Lecture, 25 September, Canberra, Australia
12th Annual Archives Lecture
Presented by
ANU Archives & The Friends of the Noel Butlin Archives Centre

Jeannette A. Bastian
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston

Whose memories, whose records: when the archival legacy of a colonial past meets the cultural records of a post-colonial future

Wednesday 25 September 5.30–6.30pm, followed by light refreshments
Coombs Lecture Theatre Fellows Road, The Australian National University

Islands, specifically the former colonial islands of the Caribbean and the Pacific, share many similar archival and records issues. Questions around the repatriation and custody of colonial documents mingle with the archiving and preserving of the oral and performative records of indigenous communities. Drawing on her own island experiences, Jeannette Bastian explores the concept of a cultural archives as a fruitful and productive path towards the documentation of these dynamic island communities.

Jeannette A. Bastian is a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston where she directs their archives education program. She was Territorial Librarian of the United States Virgin Islands 1987 to 1998 and received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. She has published widely in the areas of collective memory, post-colonialism and archives education. Her books include Owning Memory: How a Caribbean Community Lost Its Archives and Found Its History (2003), Archival Internships (2008), and Community Archives: The Shaping of Memory (2009).

Enquiries
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E butlin.archives [at] anu.edu.au
T 02 6125 2219
This lecture is free and open to the public

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