Our Speakers’ Work

Rachel Williams (Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies and Art & Art History) is writing and illustrating a graphic history of the Detroit riots of 1943, one of the largest race riots in U.S. history. She has relied on evidence, including newspaper articles and court hearings, from multiple archives. A set of NAACP affidavits in the UI’s Law Library provided a key source of inspiration for the work. Williams will present her work at the Archives Against Amnesia symposium at 4:00 on Saturday, March 3. (View schedule)

Also by Prof. Williams: The Red Magpie: Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage

Jacqueline Wernimont:
Justice and Digital Archives: A Working Bibliography
Creating Archives: A syllabus in progress
VIDEO: “Performance and the Archive with Jacqueline Wernimont” by the Arizona State University Department of English

Trudy Huskamp Peterson:
Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions
Temporary Courts, Permanent Records

William Pretzer:
Segregation Through Freedom Exhibits: A Tour of the National Museum of African American History

Bill Morrison:
“How Bill Morrison Makes Magic with Found Footage” — Chicago Reader
The Films of Bill Morrison: Aesthetics of the Archive
VIDEO: “Bill Morrison: The Film Archaeologist”
VIDEO: Bill Morrison in Conversation with Philip Bither, Curator of the Walker Art Center

Sarah Dupont:
Indigitization and the X̱wi7x̱wa Library

Jochen Hellbeck: 
Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich. New York: PublicAffairs, 2015.

Sheri Parks: 
Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010.

Joanna Radin: 
Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold Blood. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Johanna Schoen: 
Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.
Abortion after Roe. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.