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Keynote address for The Ethics of Collecting in the 21st Century

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 5:30pm EST (via Zoom)

American scholars, curators, and archivists are increasingly confronting questions about what ethical obligations we now owe the individuals and communities that produced the materials we attend to. How do these obligations relate to others owed to the donors and institutions that facilitate this attention – and to the materials themselves?


Lecture length: approximately 1 hour. To be followed by a question and answer period.

This lecture will be held online, via Zoom Webinar. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 1 day before the event.

This event is free and open to the public. If you are registering from outside of the Penn community, please select "Other" in the "Penn role/s" checkbox. For questions or for further information: email kislak@pobox.upenn.edu.

More information about this lecture and conference.

Note: Separate registration is required to attend the Friday, December conference, "The Ethics of Collecting in the 21st Century." Register for the December 3 conference.

Thursday, December 2, 2021
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kislak Center
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

John Pollack
Erin L. Thompson, The Destructions of Scholarship: Thoughts on the Ethics of Preservation