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American Folklife Center Jointly Hosts Round Table and Film Screening
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11/28/2017 at 9:38:10 PM GMT
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American Folklife Center Jointly Hosts Round Table and Film Screening

In collaboration with the Society for Visual Anthropology, the National Anthropological Archives, and the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), the American Folklife Center (AFC) will present a round table discussion, a reception, and a film screening at New York University’s D.C. campus.

November 30, 2017, beginning at 3:00

NYU's Washington, DC campus
1307 L St. NW, Washington, DC

The event is free & open to the general public, not just to attendees at the annual American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) meeting the week of November 29–December 2. Panelists include staff from AFC and the Library of Congress, the National Anthropological Archives/National Museum of Natural History, CFCH and others.

The special AAA conference event features a round table discussion with curatorial staff from the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution on the global issues of immigration, migration and displacement. The open format discussion will focus on case studies and examples from federal cultural agencies regarding archival collections that are available for scholars conducting research on the topic, programs that provide training in documentation methods to communities struggling against displacement, digital interventions, and other initiatives that resonate with the overarching conference theme. Topics will include contemporary political analysis of immigration, migration, and displacement as they occur around various sites, in addition to the special collections, materials and historical research that each institution holds in their vaults.

The award-winning film, "El Mar El Mar," addresses the AAA conference theme of "World on the Move."

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