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Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Benjamin Franklin Hall
American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

An upcoming event in the Philadelphia area may be of interest: “Critical Bibliography and Social Justice: A Pop-Up Roundtable." The new Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography, associated with UVA’s Rare Book School, has organized the roundtable in concert with the Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference. Below are more details including information about time, place, topic, and speakers. Organizer & Moderator: Caroline Wigginton (University of Mississippi)

Melissa Adler (Western University)
Rhae Lynn Barnes (University of Southern California; Princeton University)
Chris Hunter (California Institute of Technology)
Dorothy Kim (Vassar College)
Clare Mullaney (University of Pennsylvania)
Priyasha Mukhopadhyay (Harvard University)

This roundtable examines bibliography’s relationship to colonialism and imperialism and its obligation to social justice. How should bibliography among the disciplines be explicating and responding to the histories of inequality and violence that are inextricably a part of the shape and content of our museums, universities, and libraries—the institutions that we work for and rely on? How can and should an ethos of social justice structure our teaching, our research, and our public scholarship? Speakers will represent a range of disciplines and institutions. We hope that the discussion will prompt active participation from the audience. For more information, please contact Caroline Wigginton at