Programs in our final semester include both our traditional scholarly and public work and, as part of winding down the program, reflections on our history. It is appropriate, as we think about what remains when things change, that our workshops and presentation this semester explore the human and material aspects of memory, archives and archiving. 

More information on our events page.


  • Re/Generations, a student-led workshop series that combines craft and humanistic inquiry,
  • Memory midwife, history witch, storyteller, and culture feeder Diana Limbach Lempel will lead us in creating non-textual archives.


  • Student installations introduce some of the ghosts of the Nightingale Brown House, part of Gallery Night Providence, April 20.


  • Eric Hemenway, the Director of Repatriation, Archives and Records department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, on tribal archives and material culture
  • Daniel Niles, human-environmental geographer at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN, Japan) on the ways that environmental knowledge is embedded in and conveyed through material culture, cultural practices and landscapes
  • Yveline Alexis, Oberlin professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies, speaking on memorialization, resistance, and the importance of Caribbean archives.


  • ‚ÄúCatharsis in the age of the metaverse," co-sponsored with the Department of Italian Studies