Archives in Context Podcast

MARA Blog

Published: May 9, 2019 by Katie Kuryla

Podcasts are having a moment. They have been having “a moment” for awhile now but due to a class I recently took, I’ve been looking at podcasts in a different light lately. I enjoy a plethora of podcasts from skincare to crime but now I’ve been interested in the new podcast Archives in Context.

It is a podcast that highlights archival literature and technologies, and most importantly the people behind them. Archives in Context is cosponsored by SAA’s Publications Board and American Archivist Editorial Board and it offers a new medium for exploring the often moving and important work of memory-keeping.

Season 1, released January 2019, features interviews with Kären M. Mason, curator of the Louise Noun-Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries and contributor to Perspectives on Women’s Archives; Cal Lee, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and editor of American Archivist; Michelle Caswell, associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and author of Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia; Karen Trivette, head of special collections and archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology and cohost of the podcast An Archivist’s Tale; Anthony Cocciolo, dean of the Pratt Institute School of Information and author of Moving Image and Sound Collections for Archivists; and Dominique Luster, Teenie Harris archivist at the Carnegie Museum of Art and presenter at TEDx Talk in Pittsburgh; as well as stories from A Finding Aid to My Soul, an open mic event at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018.

Listen to the full season now via the Archives in Context website, Google Play, Spotify, and iTunes.