Image credit: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) they are known as Ch'ich'iyúyElxwíkn (“Twin Sisters” or“Two Sisters”). Frank, Leonard, 1870-1944. “The Lions.” P. Vancouver : Importex Company,1919.Original Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs. UL_1628_0125. Web. 8 Sept. 2021.
Archives are changing and transforming!
Archives are repositories that help shape public and community memory. Traditional archival theory has upheld control of the historical record by colonial institutions, western perspectives, and whiteness. This power has been used to marginalize, other, undervalue, and erase diversity within the archive and public memory. As a result, colonial institutions have perpetuated their own biases against non-western worldviews to mobilize public memory in support of ongoing colonization.
archives are used to empower, fill gaps, educate, and celebrate the
voices and perspectives of those traditionally barred from this work.
Transformative practice allows us to rethink traditional western theory,
forge a path of solidarity, and uphold our work based on collective
values in regards to archival work. The power of archives and memory
keeping is evolving into something new. UnSettled hopes to shine a
spotlight on the many ways the profession is redefining archives and
Our 2022 registration rates are:
Accessing the Conference
Our conference is hosted using the Whova platform. Whova is integrated with the Zoom conferencing tool for video, audio, and interaction. You can access livestreams, recordings and other conference features like discussions and messaging via Whova three ways:
Read more about Whova and Zoom in our Conference Guide!
Questions or concerns? Contact the Program Team!
Krisztina Laszlo, Chair
Andrea McCutcheon, Board Liaison
Adria Seccareccia, PD Liaison
Maxwell Otte, Chair
Public Awareness and Advocacy