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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Empty archives: What do we do with what we do not know

Empty archives: developing strategies and ways of looking at the past when there are those amongst us who intend its complete destruction and its replacement by an unassailable, unarguable present

The American University in Cairo (AUC) Theory and Practice in the Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop organized an international conference on May 15 and 16 to highlight the necessity of considering absence in the collective construction of history, as opposed to evidence.

The conference, organized by Hakem el Rustom and Ananya Chakravarti, included a rich variety of international researchers and practitioners from film, literature, art, law and human rights. It was the result of a year-long multidisciplinary working group that also included seminars and public events.

A number of fascinating points arose from the dense two-day conference, with 32 speakers presenting their research and professional experiences in 20 lectures and four roundtable discussions organized by theme, in front of an unfortunately very small audience, that nevertheless engaged actively with the speakers in consistently long discussions.

Empty archives: What do we do with what we do not know

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