While the numbers in Germany become more bizarre (we had three consecutive days of 30000+ covid-19 cases), it was wonderful to be able to host a conference this year. Okay, it was online. But it was truly a pleasure to have listened to the people we invited to the conference and also to have been around for the wonderful keynote that Prof. Dr. Elahe Haschemi Yekani delivered at the conference. The program of the conference has been archived here.
Now, with the November rains making things extremely cold and un-outdoorsy, it is back to the work drills of the winter. So, what am I working on? Right now, I am looking at the work of Wolfgang Ernst on digital memory and archives. I am also working on a chapter that has to do with archives and the work of archiving itself.
Reading list, right now:
Digital Memory and the Archive by Wolfgang Ernst
The Archive and the Repertoire by Diana Taylor
Migrations of Gesture edited by Carrie Noland and Sally Ann Ness
Inter-imperiality: Vying Empires, Gendered Labor, and the Literary Arts of Alliance by Laura Doyle