Migrating memories: transdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to teaching about diasporic memory, identity and human rights in archival studies

Gilliland, A and Halilovich, H 2017, 'Migrating memories: transdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to teaching about diasporic memory, identity and human rights in archival studies', Archival Science: International Journal on Recorded Information, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 79-96.


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Title Migrating memories: transdisciplinary pedagogical approaches to teaching about diasporic memory, identity and human rights in archival studies
Author(s) Gilliland, A
Halilovich, H
Year 2017
Journal name Archival Science: International Journal on Recorded Information
Volume number 17
Issue number 1
Start page 79
End page 96
Total pages 18
Publisher Springer International
Abstract Despite a growing focus on human rights issues within the field of archival studies, education designed to prepare students to be practicing archivists, scholars and educators has rarely considered how best to address these considerations as they relate to the tens of millions of individuals and communities who have experienced or who are descendants of forced diaspora. This paper reflects on the genesis, development, implementation and emergent themes of an experimental transdisciplinary course, Migrating Memories: Diaspora, Archives and Human Rights, designed to address this educational gap in archival education. In addition to relevant scholarly work, the course integrated fiction, creative non-fiction and film in order to exercise issues of memory, documentation and archiving relating to forced diaspora. This enabled the subject to be approached in the spirit of research in contemporary cultural anthropology as well as archival studies that is addressing the human dimensions and dynamics of memory and identity, in particular those that are cultural, affective and generational.
Subject Social and Cultural Anthropology
Race and Ethnic Relations
Migrant Cultural Studies
Keyword(s) Archival studies
Diaspora
Human rights
Memory
Pedagogy
DOI - identifier 10.1007/s10502-016-9265-9
Copyright notice © Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht 2016
ISSN 1389-0166
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