Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning Discussion: Critical Pedagogy in the Archives


Faculty, Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Teaching & Learning Discussion: Critical Pedagogy in the Archives

Event Description 

As instructors, how can we use archival materials to recover untold histories and center marginalized voices? This event, focused on special collections, will consider how we can employ critical archival perspectives to help students explore the archives and interrogate their silences, ethics, and limitations. Our conversation will begin with insights from Ayesha Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Edward Rugemer, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History; Lucy Mulroney, Associate Director for Collections, Research, and Education at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library; and Melissa Barton, Curator of Prose & Drama for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke. They will share their own thoughts and practices and then invite others to contribute to the conversation. Participants are encouraged to come ready to contribute their own questions, challenges, and variations on practices related to critical pedagogies and/or the archives.A boxed lunch will be provided that participants can eat during the session or take away–whatever feels most comfortable. We are committed to hosting inclusive and accessible events that allow all participants to fully engage. Please contact us faculty.teaching@yale.edu if there are ways we can support accommodations, be aware of any dietary restrictions, or for questions about inclusion.. . — Event Details: https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/rsvp?id=1661501