Free School - Workshop 5: How to Navigate Archives with Missing Info

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Free School - Workshop 5: How to Navigate Archives with Missing Info
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Tue 14 April 2020
Tuesday 14 April 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

The Free School: Rethinking Archives is an interdisciplinary series comprised of five workshops exploring archival practice and its connection to public citizenship. Building on the experience of the Ai Weiwei Free School (2019), this time we explore the archival work of scholars affiliated with Ryerson. Sessions bring attention to the value of the archives as a repository of history and measure of our past, while acknowledging limits in representation and modes of historical recording. Expanding the discussion of the archive, workshop leaders explore sources seldom considered, methods that stand outside of formal practices, voices excluded from historical record keeping, and the social and dialogical aspect of archiving and representing communities and cultures.

Co-Presented by: Ken Moffatt, Jack Layton Chair, Melanie Panitch, Executive Director, Office of Social Innovation, & Curtis Sassur, Archivist, Ryerson University Library.

Workshop 5: How to Navigate Archives with Missing and/or Incorrect Information

Description: Descriptive metadata is commonly defined as “data about data.” There are different types of metadata, such as administrative metadata that may include such things as the date and source of acquisition. For people using archives, descriptive metadata is what often matters to us most. This includes information about the content and form of the materials. In this talk, Dr. Cheryl Thompson will provide advice on how to navigate archives when descriptive metadata is either missing, incomplete or incorrect. With the aim to provide attendees with tools for navigating around these challenges and for rethinking keyword searches when engaging in archival work on historically marginalized groups such as racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, and Indigenous communities.

About the Presenter: Cheryl Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries. She is the author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada's Black Beauty Culture. Her SSHRC-Insight Development Grant research, “Newspapers, Minstrelsy and Black Performance at the Theatre: Mapping the Spaces of Nation-Building in Toronto,1870s to 1930s,” explores histories of performance in Canada through examinations of visual archives. The knowledge from this project will be mobilized into a resource website that will catalogue photographs, playbills, and newspapers editorials, creating tangible cultural outcomes for increasing access to performance repertoire (e.g., plays, actors, venues).

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Please note that food is not permitted inside the Archives & Special Collections.

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Have questions? Contact the Office of Social Innovation at socialinnovation@ryerson.ca or visit our website: ryerson.ca/social-innovation

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