Egypt Migrations hosted a three-part webinar series in partnership with the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies in winter 2022. Archives and Community Building is a series emphasizing reparative and non-extractive researcher relationships with Global South and local community repositories. Featuring panelists from Egypt, Canada, and the United States, this practical introduction to archiving, collecting local histories, and preservation is intended to guide participants in ethical and community-based approaches and best practices. We are excited to collaborate in protecting and promoting our diverse histories across the Middle East and its diasporas.
This first webinar is Archives 101 with Wafa Fatima Isfahani (Rutgers’ University – New Brunswick) and Amy Fallas (UC, Santa Barbara). Speakers, researchers, and community members discuss practical advice and tips to archival research in the Middle East and beyond.
This second webinar is Community Archiving: Why and How with Dr. Alda Benjamin (University of California, Berkeley) and Dr. Christopher Grafos (York University). Speakers, researchers, and community members discuss practical advice and tips to structuring and growing community archives in the Middle East and beyond.
This third webinar is Oral History: Methods and Best Practices with Dr. Michael Akladios (University of Toronto), Leila Zonouzi (UC, Santa Barbara), and Diogo Bercito (Georgetown University). Speakers, researchers, and community members discuss practical advice and tips to conducting oral history interviews for research and preservation.
Coming Soon! A summary article for the series will be published in both English and Arabic.