Decolonizing Archival Description (12/8)

Announcing our next DVAG meeting and panel discussion:

Decolonizing Archival Description

Why do bio notes read like encomiums to dead white males? Whose interests dictate processing priorities? How does the semblance of archival neutrality (de)contextualize records? The Delaware Valley Archivists Group invites you to a panel discussion on liberating and critically accounting for our descriptive practices. Join Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez (Princeton University), Jarrett Drake (Princeton University), Holly Mengel (University of Pennsylvania) and David Staniunas (Presbyterian Historical Society) for Decolonizing Archival Description.

Who: All DVAG members

What: Decolonizing Archival Description + FREE admission to the Mütter Museum

When: Museum admission – 2:30-3:30pm; Panel discussion – 3:30-5pm

Where: Ashhurst Room at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 10103-309

RSVP: Please RSVP by December 6th to

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