Dear all,


Please see the below announcement about an event organized by Jessica Mack at RRCHNM.








Cultivating a Post-Custodial Archival Praxis: Learning from Latin America

Theresa Polk

Friday, April 16 - 2:00pm ET

Hosted by RRCHNM, George Mason University

Join the meeting here


LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at the University of Texas in Austin has been working to develop a non-extractive, horizontal model for archival collaboration based in the post-custodial theory of archives. The initiative aims to partner with Latin American archives and community-based organizations to support the development of local archival capacity, while digitally preserving and providing access to vulnerable collections documenting human rights issues and underrepresented communities. The presentation will discuss the history of LLILAS Benson’s post-custodial efforts, and lessons learned through the development of the Latin American Digital Initiatives ( project.


Theresa E. Polk is Head of Digital Initiatives and Post-Custodial Archivist at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a BA in Latin American Studies from Carleton College; a Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland; and an MPhil in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin. Prior to coming to UT, she worked on international human rights and development policy.


Questions? Feel free to contact Jessica Mack at [log in to unmask]. 



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Image: "Colectiva Latino America Despierta" from the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, El Salvador