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TALK | Iraqi Archives in Exile with Rebecca Abby Whiting

  • Knox Hall, Room 207 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

“Over the course of the Gulf Wars, vast caches of records were looted from the institutions of the Iraqi state and the Ba’th Party. The archives were shipped to the United States, in part due to the perceived value as evidence of state violence.

This presentation seeks to explore the ways in which displaced archives are engaged, and in particular archives associated with state brutality.”

Presented by Rebecca Abby Whiting, visiting PhD Candidate, Department of History at the University of Glasgow.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Muslim Societies and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.