GC Archival Research Conference: Friday, September 5, 2014

Archival Research ConferenceThe Graduate Center’s first Archival Research Conference features student recipients of one of several different fellowships funded by the Provost’s office: the Lost & Found Stipends Program, the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants, The Advanced Research Collaborative Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies, and The Advanced Research Collaborative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies. Panels moderated by Graduate Center faculty are followed by an afternoon roundtable featuring New York Public Library and New-York Historical Society archivists discussing the collections they curate.

The conference is free and open to all, and it includes a complimentary lunch and reception.

The schedule for the day is below. For detailed panel descriptions, see the full program.

Friday, September 5th
9:30am – 3:30pm
Graduate Center Concourse Level


9:00-9:20   Welcome
GC Concourse

Graduate Center Provost Louise Lennihan, Prof. Duncan Faherty  
 Free coffee in Graduate Center Concourse Lobby concourse lobby
9:20-10:20 Aesthetics, Politics, and Difference
Chair: Prof. Kandice Chuh   
Tonya Foster (English), Saisha Grayson (Art History), Denisse Andrade (EES), Paul Fess (English), Stefanie Jones (Theatre) 1 c205   
Print Culture and Canon Formation in the Early Republic
Chair: Prof. Bill Kelly
Nicole Zeftel (Comp Lit.), Brian Baaki (English), Nora Slonimsky (History), Courtney Chatellier (English), Nicole Berkin (Theatre) 2 c203   
  Mining Alternative Geographies of Race and Labor
Chair: Prof. Herman Bennett
Frances Tran (English), Gordon Barnes (History), Jenny LeRoy (English), Hector Agredano (EES), Megan Brown (History) 3 c197
Sexuality, Politics, and the Archive
Chair: Prof. Alyson Cole
Meredith Benjamin (English), Alisa Wade Harrison (History), Elizabeth Decker (English), Margaret Galvan (English), Wen Liu (Psychology) 4  c201 
10:20-10:30                                                      B R E A K
10:30-11:30 Cultures of Political Economy
Chair: Prof. Robert Reid-Pharr
David McCarthy (Music),  Flannery Amdahl (Political Science), Adam McMahon (Political Science), Sara Rutkowski (English), Velina Manalova (English) 5 c197
Critical Pedagogies and the Rewriting of Knowledge Production
Chair: Prof. Steve Brier
Nolan Chessman (English), Naja Berg Hougaard (Psychology), Laura Kaplan (Education), Diana Epelbaum (English), 6 c203
10:30-11:30 Representing Geographies of the Urban and the Rural   Chair: Prof. Cindi Katz Marjorie Gorsline (Anthropology), Jacob Cohen (Music), Katherine Uva (History), Nicholas Gamso (English), Cara Jordan (Art History) 7  c197     
DH – Featuring Winners of Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants
Prof. Matt Gold
Amanda Licastro (English), Natascia Boeri (Sociology), Micki Kaufman (History) 8  c205   
11:30-12:15                           L U N C H CONCOURSE LOBBY
12:15-1:15 Diasporic Cultures and Identity Formation
Chair: Prof. Sujatha Fernandes
Aidah Gil (History), Anahi Douglas (English), Abigail Lapin (Art History), Omar Ramadan-Santiago (Anthropology),  Rocio Gil Martinez de Escobar (Anthropology) 9 c201
The Performances of Citizenship and National Belonging
Chair: Prof. Eric Lott
Kristen Moriah (English),  Melissa Phruksachart (English), Hallie Scott (Art History), Sissi Liu (Theatre), Devora Geller (Music) 10 c203
The Long Project of Abolition and Black Radical Resistance
Chair: Prof. Don Robotham
Sean Gerrity (English), Wendy Tronrud (English), Timothy Griffiths (English), Lydia Pelot-Hobbs (EES), Laura Carter (Anthropology) 11  c205 
Lost and Found
Chair: Prof. Ammiel Alcalay
Lauren Bailey (English), Phillip Griffith (French), Gabrielle Kappes (English), Kai Krienke (Comp Lit), Megan Paslwaski (English), Alex Wermer-Colan (English) 12 c201  
1:15-1:30                                                      B R E A K
1:30-2:30 NYC Archivists Roundtable
Welcome: Chase Robinson, President, CUNY Graduate Center
Chair: Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center

  • Steven G. Fullwood – Assistant Curator, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Bob Kosovsky – Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
  • Marilyn Satin Kushner – Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and  Architectural Collections New-York Historical Society
  • Thomas Lannon – Assistant Curator, NYPL Manuscripts and Archives Division
  • Ted O’Reily – Curator and Head, Manuscript Department, Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, New-York Historical Society
  • Mary F. Yearwood – Curator, Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Elebash RecitalHall
2:30-3:30                           F R E E    R E C E P T I O N Elebash Lobby





About the Author

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz is an Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library.