Monthly Archives: March 2012

“Nelson Mandela and Reckoning with Pasts and Futures”

As part of the activities surrounding its biennial conference, the ASA is presenting a public lecture by Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela’s archivist and the keynote speaker at the conference.

Titled “Nelson Mandela and Reckoning with Pasts and Futures,” Harris’s lecture will discuss the work of memory as the work of justice, especially in the contexts of “post-oppression.”  It is a rare opportunity to hear about the work of archives and archivists in South Africa, and their continuing role in the social justice process.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 23 at the Glenbow Museum’s ConocoPhillips Theatre (130 – 9 Avenue SE), starting at 7PM. Admission is $10 at the door (cash only, please).  To see the official postcard for the event, please click here (note:  the details of the event appear on page 2 of the PDF).