Archives faculty conferences for the 4th Quarter of 2023

๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ญ. ๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ. ๐๐จ๐ง๐จ ๐Ž๐ฅ๐ ๐š๐๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ, ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž & ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ž๐ฌ

Asst. Prof. Bono Olgado attended a series of conferences during the last quarter of 2023 where he presented his ongoing work on the datafication of memory politics in transitional justice mechanisms. True to the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he presented various parts of his work in three different but related fields.

At the Society of History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting, Olgado talked about the โ€œgenealogy of expertiseโ€ that has shaped and reshaped the database โ€œcasting mould.โ€ In his presentation, โ€œHomo Documentators and the Human rights Database,โ€ he historically traced the asymmetrical relations of power between various expertise that defined the logic, design, and use of these databases over the last four decades.

From Los Angeles, California Olgado went straight to London, United Kingdom to attend the 86th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Olgado was accepted to participate at this yearโ€™s ASIS&T Doctoral Colloquium where he presented and got feedback on his dissertation, โ€œDatafied Mnemopolitics.โ€ At the colloquium he was mentored by Dr. Jane Greenberg, Alice B. Kroeger Professor and Director of the Metadata Research Center at Drexel University.

At the same conference, UP SLIS Visiting Professor Dr. Michael Olsson was part of a panel on โ€œSpiritual and Religious Information Practices: Lessons from the Field.โ€ Olsson shared his findings from his work with Pethigamage Perera studying the information practices of a diasporic Buddhist temple community in Sydney, Australia.

Olgado wrapped up his 2023 conference circuit at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) held in Honolulu, Hawaii but which he attended virtually. He co-organized a session with Lucy Pei on โ€œCollective Action in a Datafied World.โ€ In addition to co-moderating the session, Olgado also presented his work, โ€œData Auteurs and their Agonistic & Liberatory Memory Practices.โ€ He illustrated how artists as โ€œdata auteursโ€ serve as counter-experts in the development and utilization of transitional justice data(bases).

๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ. ๐ˆ๐ฒ๐ซ๐š ๐๐ฎ๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ-๐‚๐š๐›๐›๐š๐› ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐ฌ๐ข๐š-๐๐š๐œ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ ๐ข๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ

Assoc. Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab presented a keynote lecture on "Bridging Archival Theory and Practice for the Next Generation of Archivists in Southeast Asia" for the iSchools Asia-Pacific Next Generation (iNext) Committee iKeynote hosted by Renmin University of China and UP SLIS. In the lecture, Buenrostro-Cabbab emphasised the need for "a deeper understanding of archival theories, concepts, and principles, and ethics grounded on the region's sociocultural context".

Buenrostro-Cabbab then gave a talk on Photographs, Memories, and Archival Listening at the AP-iSchools and iNext online workshop on research methods in archival studies. Her lecture explored how photographs evoke memories and bring more nuanced discussions of a contested past.

Published:  2023-12-21 02:31:53