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Tuesday, 28th March
12:30-14:00 UK | 13:30-15:00 Berlin
UK National Archives

Case Studies: “Exploring, Studying and Analysing Uncertainty in the Archives”

Topic: Critical Spring School – UK National Archives
Time: Mar 28, 2023 01:30 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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Wednesday, 29th March 
Morning Lecture 9-11 UK | 10:00 -12:00 Berlin
Amalia Levi 

“Noisy Chatbots, Silent Archives, and the Illusion of Interoperability”
Archival collections are increasingly being digitized; however the ease of access belies the multiple processes that result in inherently partial and selective collections online. Furthermore, infrastructures holding in place digitized materials are built based on Western worldviews and imperial legacies that mediate and condition our understanding of materials. Striving for interoperability without being aware of or interrogating omissions, power structures, and distortions underlying datasets we work with results in projects that perpetuate dominant voices and in scholarship that reinscribes and reifies archival silences into the digital realm. Simply put, we end up training our systems with vast swaths of world memory absent and make what is already visible hyper-visible. In my talk, I will discuss focusing not only on what is there, but mainly how to seek out ‘silences’ in a generative way for providing a more equitable view of the past—and of the present.
Amalia S. Levi is an archivist, historian, and cultural heritage professional working with the non-profit HeritEdge Connection. She is currently conducting doctoral research at Bonn University’s Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies on the community of enslaved in Jewish households in Barbados, looking into issues of archives and knowledge production. She has worked in numerous projects doing exhibits, as well as processing and digitizing archival collections. She has Master’s degrees in History; Library Science and Archives; and Museum Studies. Her research focuses on ‘unearthing’ marginalized people, who are usually invisible in archives, by weaving together different types of information to go beyond archival documents.
Topic: Amalia Levi Lecture
Time: Mar 29, 2023 10:00 AM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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Wednesday, 29th March 
7:00-8:30 EST | 12:00 – 13:30 UK | 13:00-14:30 Berlin
Magda Romanska 
metaLAB Harvard Case Study
Magda Romanska is a Principal at Harvard metaLAB, and Professor of Theatre at Emerson College in Boston, MA, a Research Associate at the Center for European Studies and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, and the Chair of Transmedia Arts Seminar at Harvard University Mahindra Humanities Center, where she curates a series of lectures on transmediality. 
Topic: Magda Romanska Transmedia Case Study
Time: Mar 29, 2023 01:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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Wednesday, 29th March 
09:00-10:30 EST | 14:00 – 15:30 UK | 15:00 – 16:30 Berlin
Annette Jael Lehmann, Jeffrey Schnapp, Dario Rodighiero, and Lins Derry – metaLAB Harvard & Berlin
Case Studies

Topic: Metalab Case Study
Time: Mar 29, 2023 03:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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Wednesday, 29th March 
11:00-14:30 EST | 16:00-17:30 UK | 17:00-18:30 Berlin
Christopher Ohge 
“Book History in Bits: Hypertext, Method and Contingency”

Topic: Christopher Ohge Lecture
Time: Mar 29, 2023 05:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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