Please be aware that this will be a fragrance-free event. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc. as they can trigger serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies. Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community.

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Each panel consists of a 30 minute keynote, three 15 minute panel papers, and a 15 minute question and answer session.

9:00am   Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15am – 10:45am [dis]memory: Counteracting remembering and forgetting

Keynote Speaker: Ines Schaber,  Faculty, Program in Photography and Media, California Institute of the Arts

Catherine Czacki, Logical Horses: Or Several Historical, Aesthetic, Allegorical, and Mythical Vignettes

Samantha Blanco, Representation, Affect, and the Archives: A Shrine to Lon Chaney

Marianna Hovhannisyan, Speculative classification: Tracing a disputed portrait between the archives of Malvina Hoffman and Sergey Merkurov

10:45am – 11:00am  Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:30pm [mis]representation: Considerations of inaccuracies, multiplicities, duplicities and power in portrayals

Keynote speaker: Amy Lonetree, Associate Professor, History Department, UC Santa Cruz

Ruth Livier, Fiction, Archives, and Memory

Kelman Duran, The post-genocide archive

Yvonne Eadon, Silences and Imaginaries: Visualizing the Kennedy Assassination Documents

12:30pm -1:30pm  Lunch (provided)

1:30pm – 3:00pm [re]figuring: Reworking, expanding, and reimagining archival focus and futures

Keynote Speaker: Adria Imada, Associate Professor, School of Humanities, UC Irvine

Patricia Ciccone, Re-representing the Universal: Cheryl Sim’s “Un jour, un jour” and the new national imaginary of Expo67

Nick Flessa, Case Number 87-447

Herbert Serrano, Learn your ABC’s with Zoia!

3:00pm – 3:15pm Coffee Break

3:15pm – 4:45pm [real]izing: Grounding responsibilities and accountabilities for archival practices and approaches

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor, Information Studies, UCLA

Gabriel Peters-Lazaro, In Camera: Depicting Personal Video Archives in IMAX

Yair Agmon, Start The Forgetting Machine

Kwanda Ford, Finding Lola Falana: Imagining the future finding aids for film and visual studies

4:45pm – 5:15pm  Wrap up and Closing Remarks


Hanna Mandel, Media Without Place: Creating a Secure and Accessible Archive for Born Digital Institutional Media at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Saida Largaespada, The Los Angeles Contemporary Archive: Programming as a Means of Creating Liberatory Archives

Christina Hummel-Colla, Doling out Colonialism: Refiguring Archival Memory of Settler Colonialism in the Hawaiian Islands


All posters are located in the salon on the second floor of GSEIS.