Silence in the Archive

Spoken Word (science, talk)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 20:10
  • Aug 22
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


How dangerous is silence in the archive? Archivist Rachel Hosker (The University of Edinburgh) returns to the cabaret to explore the awkward and uncomfortable issue of silence in archives. Is silence a warning? What are the dangers for us all when stories are created and facts surmised to fill the gaps? From countercultures and forms of capturing life, to failure of the state, Rachel will explore the responsibility of the individual and the archivist in the process of remembering and reflecting society, and the role of the digital existence. Silence can be awkward... and deafening.

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