Historical Reminiscents EP 12: The Myth of Neutrality in Description
New podcast episode! This episode was inspired by Colleen Burgess’ and Thomas Peace’s recent Active History post “19th Century Legacies in 21st Century Historical Research Practice.” Using their work as a jumping off point I talk about descriptive practices within in archives and museums and discuss standard vocabularies, hegemony, and the challenges of organizational schemes.
Mentioned in this episode:
- 19th Century Legacies in 21st Century Historical Research Practice by Colleen Burgess and Thomas Peace.
- Confronting Our Failures of Care Around the Legacies of Marginalized People in the Archives by Bergis Jules.
- RadTech Meets RadArch: Towards A New Principle for Archives an Archival Description by Jarrett M. Drake
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