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Ethnography at the Archive

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Date and Time: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 14:30 to 16:00

The Center for Global Ethnography 

Via Zoom


This panel will explore the intersections of ethnography and archival research, broadly defined. In the first half of the conversation, Trinidad Rico (Art History, Rutgers) will speak with Gabrielle Hecht (History, Stanford), Lynn Meskell (Anthropology, Penn), and Miyako Inoue (Anthropology, Stanford) about the nuts-and-bolts of working with documents, archives, and historical collections. The session will give additional attention to the ways in which these modes of research can relate to ethnographic practices. Along these lines, the panel will discuss the potentially complementary roles and disjuncture of these different modes of inquiry and the findings they produce. The second part of the session will be open to audience questions.


In order to receive the Zoom webinar link 24-hrs before the event, please register for the event here.
For supplemental literature related to the panel, email ds1[at]stanford[dot]edu.


Gabrielle Hecht
Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security,
Professor of History,
Professor (by courtesy) of Anthropology,
Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies,
Stanford University
Miyako Inoue
Associate Professor,
Stanford University
Lynn Meskell
PIK Professor of Anthropology;
Professor of Historic Preservation, Weitzman School of Design;
University of Pennsylvania
A.D. White Professor-at-Large,
Cornell University (2019–2025)
Trinidad Rico
Associate Professor,
Art History;
Director of Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies,
Rutgers University
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford University