Archival Fragments/Experimental Modes Collective Workshop

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Karen Graubart

The 13 members of the Archival Fragments, Experimental Modes Collective, who have been writing together for three years, will meet for a week to continue their collaboration. The group's research seeks to find creative and critical practices for understanding the lives and actions of marginalized subjects in the pre-1900 Spanish, British, and French empires, especially across the Americas, and to practice collaborative writing practices, which are unusual for scholars of history and literature. They locate archival traces of political participation, activism, and community-building among enslaved subjects, women, free people of color, Indigenous people, and other marginalized groups, pushing at the boundaries of early modern democratic practices and notions of human development both by the topics we study and through our methods.

Public Event:

March 21 6:30-9:30 pm (Greenwich Mean Time)

  • "Richard Danced," Kathleen Donegan, University of California, Berkeley
  • "Care in the Archives," Sarah Knott, Indiana University
  • "The reluctant archivist: Louise, Pondicherry, 1817," Renaud Morieux, University of Cambridge
  •  "Graphic Storytelling from Fragments," Sara E. Johnson, University of California, San Diego
  • "...negros y negras mulatos y mulatas horras...," Karen Graubart, University of Notre Dame

In conversation with Laura Gowing, Kings College and Chloe Ireton, UCLA

Reception to Follow

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Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and Notre Dame International, at the University of Notre Dame.

Speakers / Related People
Karen B. Graubart

Karen B. Graubart  is Professor of History and is the author of With Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society in Peru, 1550-1700 (Stanford University Press, 2007), which was awarded the Ligia Parra Jahn prize from the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies in 2008...
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