Symposium Schedule


Máire Murphy, posted on March 07, 2017

On April 21st and 22nd contributors to the MWMS project will get together to share initial research discoveries and written drafts, explore common insights and questions, and consider emergent project-level ideas and arguments that will be relevant to the book publication. Contributors will also engage with students enrolled in the “Material World of Modern Segregation” course (students will participate in a few of the Friday sessions).

The audience for the symposium will include MWMS contributors and their AMCS / Olin Library collaborators and a small number of invited guests from the Washington University community, including students from L98 3190.*  The Friday morning plenary and morning / afternoon panels will be open to all these groups; the Friday afternoon workshops and Saturday book-planning sessions, Olin archive and site visits, and final debrief will be closed-sessions.

Day 1 - Friday, April 21

Morning Sessions: Women's Building Formal Lounge

8:30a.m. – 9:00a.m.: Continental breakfast 

9:00a.m. - 9:40a.m.: Welcome and Introductions / Walter Johnson plenary 

9:45a.m. – 11:00a.m.: Panel 1: Series of 6-7 minute presentations followed by discussion. Sandweiss, Aiken, Looker, Fox-Amato, Cunningham / Simko / Fox, Benson / Cohan. 

11:05a.m.- 12:20p.m.: Panel 2:  Series of 6-7 minute presentations followed by discussion. Kolk, Karp, Early, Heyda, Flowe, Burke.

12:20p.m. – 1:10 p.m.: Lunch: McMillan Café

Afternoon Sessions: Women's Building Formal Lounge

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Panel 3: Series of 6-7 minute presentations followed by discussion. Bernstein, Mahmoud, Allen, Ward-Brown, Mitchell, Maffly-Kipp.

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Workshop, Round 1: Group A: Flowe, Early, Kolk, Heyda. Group B: Benson/Cohan, Burke, Mahmoud, Allen, Maffly-Kipp. Group C: Cunningham / Simko / Fox, Fox-Amato, Looker, Ward-Brown. Group D: Karp, Sandweiss, Aiken, Bernstein, Mitchell.

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Workshop, Round 2Group A:  Kolk, Sandweiss, Cunningham / Simko / Fox, Aiken. Group B: Bernstein, Early, Heyda, Looker, Maffly-Kipp. Group C: Benson / Cohan, Fox-Amato, Burke, Flowe, Mitchell. Group D: Allen, Mahmoud, Karp, Ward-Brown.

5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.: Break

6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.: Dinner: McMillan Café

Day 2 – Saturday, April 22

Morning Sessions: Women's Building Formal Lounge

8:30a.m. – 9:00a.m.: Continental breakfast 

9:00a.m. – 9:30a.m.: Opening remarks from Walter Johnson 

9:30a.m. – 11:00a.m: Large group discussion: connections, pathways,  emerging arguments for the book.

11:00a.m. – 12:15p.m.: Archives discussion: exploring the relationship between various types of archives / archival objects (including the archive as a racialized site) and the MWMS project.

12:30p.m. – 1:15p.m.: Lunch 

Afternoon Sessions: Women's Building Formal Lounge and St. Louis Sites

1:15p.m.: Site Visits: East St. Louis / Eads Bridge / Downtown: Allen, Karp, Aiken, Mitchell, Bernstein. 'Delmar Divide' (broadly defined): Sandweiss, Benson / Cohan, Maffly-Kipp, Ward-Brown.  Midtown / SLU / Mill Creek Valley: Looker, Cunningham / Simko / Fox, Fox-Amato, Heyda. North St. Louis: Kolk, Mahmoud, Flowe, Early, Burke.

4:00-5:00p.m.: Break

5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.: Final Debrief Session / Cocktails: Three Kings Public House, 6307 Delmar Blvd., University City

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