IAS Collaborative

A Step Towards a Decolonial Future: The Promises and Challenges of Reciprocal and Reparative Actions


Reckoning with the colonial complicity and legacy of institutions requires unpacking the promises and challenges of decolonial work. This talk reflects on current efforts to develop a set of culturally-responsive and historically-minded decolonial approaches to Philippine collections at the University of Michigan. 

Q&A and reception to follow.

Presented by Colonial Collections Across the University Collaborative with support from the Institute for Advanced Study Research and Creative Collaborative program.

Survival and Witness at Europe’s Border: The Afterlives of a Disaster



Dr. Karina Horsti: Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Introduced by Dr. Emily Winderman: Department of Communication Studies & IAS Media Archives for the Future Research and Creative Collaborative

Collecting Oral Histories of West Central Minnesota Reading Group: Practicalities


The fourth meeting of the "Collecting Oral Histories of West Central Minnesota" Collaborative of the Institute for Advanced Study will be a reading group on the practical dimensions of beginning new oral history collection projects. Anyone and everyone interested in telling local stories is welcome! Readings will be available in advance via Briggs Library Electronic Reserve.

Aiden Bettine, Curator of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at Collecting Oral Histories of West Central Minnesota


Aiden Bettine is an archivist and historian who researches and teaches local history pertaining to race, gender, and sexuality in the Midwest. His community work prioritizes creating generative spaces for LGBTQ people to learn, share, and research our history. Aiden founded the LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library, a community archives and lending library in Iowa City and served as Community & Student Life Archivist at the University of Iowa.

Opening Reception: Media Archives for the Future


We are delighted to invite you to the opening reception for our 2022-23 IAS Research and Creative Collaborative, Media Archives for the Future. Please join us for an introductory discussion of this project to reimagine media archives, emerging from and connecting across our research in cinema studies, digital performance studies, and rhetorical communication.

Refreshments will be served!

Panelists: Emily Winderman (Communication Studies), Lorenzo Fabbri (French & Italian), Maggie Hennefeld (CSCL), Sonali Pahwa (Theatre Arts & Dance).