Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 4:00 PM
Hosted by the Institute of African American Affairs and the Center for Black Visual Culture at NYU, this conference will explore the making of visual archives, the narratives they tell, and the parameters that define them as objects of study. As visual collections, photographic archives present specific concerns — especially as digital technologies change the way knowledge is classified, stored, retrieved and disseminated. Various questions about the construction, acquisition and maintenance of archives of the African Diaspora will be discussed. The conference will also draw attention to historical landmarks and moments that act as anniversaries of the arrival of Africans in the New World.