The Antonym of Forgetting: Global Perspectives on Human Rights Archives


Two-day symposium exploring the complex political, ethical, legal, and cultural challenges faced in the creation, preservation, and use of records documenting human rights crises.


Friday, October 18, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Room 11360
Young Research Library Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In bringing together for the first time an international cadre of experts whose work addresses archival issues in a broad range of countries—South Africa, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Bosnia, Croatia, Rwanda, and the United States—the project will develop interdisciplinary and cross-cultural scholarship and provide a framework for archivists, human rights activists, and scholars dealing with records documenting human rights abuse around the world.

Keynote address:
Friday, October 18 at 9 am

Verne Harris
Director of Research and Archives
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Symposium Sessions are scheduled from 9 am – 5:30 pm on Friday, October 18 and from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday, October 19; schedule subject to change.

Support provided by:
The symposium was made possible by support from the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program, UCLA Center for Information as Evidence, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA African Studies Center, and UCLA Library Special Collections.

For more information, visit: http://uclahumanrightsarchives.wordpress.com.  Information forwarded from Professor Michelle Caswell - caswell@gseis.ucla.edu.

 

Special Instructions

Effective July 1, 2013, all-day parking costs $12; pay-by-space parking is available in lots 3 and 4. For directions, transportation options to UCLA, visit www.ucla.edu/map.


Cost : Free and open to the public.

For more information please contact:

http://uclahumanrightsarchives.wordpress.com

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California Pacific Rim Research Program, UCLA Center for Information as Evidence, UCLA Library Special Collections.