Each year CHI organizes a number of informal colloquia or reading groups, bringing together interested faculty, fellows, and graduate students around topics of interest. Colloquia meet a few times a semester, with reading arranged in advance. To join a colloquium please contact its organizer.
Colloquia for 2021
“Archives, Power and Information” (Spring semester, Pamela Vanhaitsma)
This year’s archives colloquium is co-designed and facilitated with archivist Caitlin Rizzo. Engaging with interdisciplinary conversations from across both archival studies and the humanities, we will explore the liberatory potential of the archival imaginary.
Additional information and a reading list are here: https://pamelavanhaitsma.com/chi/archives-colloquium-2021/
“Race, Knowledge, and the University” (Spring semester, Chris Willoughby)
In the spring colloquium on Race, Knowledge, and the University, we will consider the deep roots of racism in the American university system from the seventeenth century to the present. This colloquium asks us to consider how universities became sites for the production of “knowledge” about race, despite the concept’s false nature.
Additional information and a reading list are here: https://www.christopherdewilloughby.com/chi-colloquium.