The Antonym of Forgetting: Global Perspectives on Human Rights Archives (Day 1)

Friday, October 18, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

This two-day symposium will explore the complex political, ethical, legal, and cultural challenges faced in the creation, preservation, and use of records documenting human rights crises. 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. Participants include Kok-Thay Eng from the Documentation Center of Cambodia, Hilmar Farid from the Indonesian Institute for Social History, and Baskara T. Wardaya from Universitas Sanata Dharma.

This event is free and open to the public.

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.

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Friday, October 18


  • Introductory Remarks: Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
  • Keynote Address by Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 to 12:30 Panel 1: TBA

12:30 to 2:00 Lunch break

2:00 to 3:30 Panel 2: TBA

3:30 to 4:00 Coffee Break

4:00 to 5:30 Panel 3: TBA


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