Welcome to Archival Encounters

We (Duncan and Lisa) are very excited to see this course come together. The product of a collaboration and a proposal to the Provost’s Office, this course is an experiment in interdisciplinary collaborations that draw on multiple areas of expertise and that will help prepare students for new forms of scholarly research, criticism, and production. The course is part seminar, part field trip, and part hands-on workshop. Rather than producing an extended piece of writing that approximates an article, this course is geared toward preparing students to do archival and editorial work.

For the first week, students have been asked to do two things: Read Terra Cognita: Graduate Students in the Archives, A Retrospective on the CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources and to create an account on the CUNY Academic Commons (if they do not already have one). 

We look forward to meeting each student and to hearing more about your individual interests and academic goals in the course.