Center for the Humanities at Tufts Records, circa 2006 -- 2018


Overview

Title: Center for the Humanities at Tufts Records
Dates: circa 2006 -- 2018
Creator: Center for the Humanities at Tufts
Call Number: UA243
Size: 20.33 Gigabytes, 61 Digital Object(s), 4 Folder(s)
Language(s): Collection contents are predominantly in English. One lecture and transcript contains French as well as English.  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/012390
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    http://sites.tufts.edu/dca/

Description

This collection contains videos of public lectures delivered as part of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities series, transcripts of said lectures, and PDF exports of Storify collections of tweets sent during the lecture. It also contains videos of two events sponsored by CHAT, flyers and brochures for CHAT events from 2008 through 2016, CHAT office files, and newsletters published by CHAT for academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in three series: Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities; 2018 accessions; and Newsletters.

Biography/History

The Center for Humanities at Tufts was established circa 2008, according to citations in the 2008-2009 Factbook, to foster interdisciplinary humanities work in comparative literature, comparative religion, world history, philosophy, anthropology, and the arts, to innovate new research and reflection. The Center hosts public lectures, seminars, conferences and colloquia by visiting artists, writers, and scholars, and brings together faculty, postdoctoral, and dissertation fellows. Fellows participate in a research seminar and attend monthly public events with distinguished visiting scholars.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University. No further documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Preferred Citation

Center for the Humanities at Tufts Records, 2008-2018. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is fully processed. Processing of the 2018 accessions and Newsletters was completed by Leah Edelman in 2018. Physical materials were placed in archival folders and boxes where necessary. Digital materials were virus checked, bagged, and ingested to the digital library. A file-level inventory and series-level descriptions were created and the finding aid was updated at the time of processing.

Acquisition

Transferred by the Center for the Humanities at Tufts, 2016-2018.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Material
  • Department of English Records, 1906-2016. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Series Description

  1. Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities, 2016 -- 2017

    Includes video of lectures given as part the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities.

  2. 2018 accessions, circa 2006 -- 2018

    This series contains videos of two events at CHAT: the first titled "Material Worlds: Genealogies of Race and Nature" by Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; Jake Kosek, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley; and Alexander Blanchette, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University. In this symposium, Chen, Osek, and Blanchette explore alternative biologies of race and racism, not through the most common routes of blood, skin or gene, but through other material biologies and rethinkings of life, matter, human, nature, and machine. The second event titled "Readings from The Blue Clerk, ars poetica" features poet, novelist, and essayist Dionne Brand reading from her book, The Blue Clerk (McClelland and Stewart and Duke UP, 2018). This series also contains flyers and brochures for CHAT events from 2008 through 2016, and CHAT office files.

  3. Newsletters, 2016 -- 2018

    This series contains PDF versions of email newsletters published by the Center for the Humanities at Tufts from academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.



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