Archiving and Visualizing Asia: Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production
Engages students in the practices and theories of archiving, documenting and curating marginal histories. Hands-on research in the archives of Duke's Rubenstein Special Collections and elsewhere. Examines histories of movements and encounters between the "West" and "Asia." Teaches original archival research and documentary methods through guided excavations in digital, audiovisual, and material resources. Directed readings and special guest lectures guide students on how to think critically on the theories and praxis of knowledge production, collection, documentation, circulation, and consumption. Students curate projects for final research assignment.