UPDATE: Rethinking the Archive: research and teaching in literature and the performing arts

“Rethinking the Archive: research and teaching in the humanities”

A conference at Connolly House, 300 Hammond St, Saturday, 6 April, 2019, 9 am to 2 pm.

This conference, organized by Burns Scholar, Professor Patrick Lonergan, will consist of a series of roundtable discussions involving scholars who are using archival material in new ways in their research. Our aim will be to provide participants with an understanding of the archive and our place in it. We will also highlight practical ideas for teaching and research. Those taking part in the discussion will include BC faculty and graduate students and Doug Reside (curator, New York Public Library) and Elizabeth Mannion (CUNY).


9.00: coffee

9.30: introduction and welcome

9.35 – 10.20: Roundtable 1: Re-thinking Histories

Guest speaker: Elizabeth Mannion

Rob Savage (BC)

Peter McLoughlin (QUB)

10.20-10.30 – break

10.30-11.15 –  Roundtable 2:  The Archive and Material Culture

Guest Speaker: Doug Reside

Patrick Lonergan

Madison Cortez (BC)

Rachel Young (BC)


Roundtable 3: Beyond the archives

Rachel Brody (BC)

James H Murphy (BC)

Michael Bailey (BC)

12.15 – Group discussion

13.00 – Lunch