The Genocide Archive of Rwanda: Preserving the Past for the Future of Rwanda

A brown-bag presentation by Shannon Scully.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 12:00 noon
Concordia University History Department seminar room: LB 1014

How did Rwanda’s Genocide Archive come to exist? What type of work does the archive do? Why is it an important tool for survivors, genocide education, preservation of memory, and fighting against revisionism? And how can you get involved with the project?

Shannon Scully is a Canadian who has been visiting Rwanda since 2008. For the past 8 months she has been working at the Kigali Genocide Memorial  as their Photographic and Physical Collections Officer.  She runs the photographic archiving department, is in charge of the physical archive facility, and supervises the digitization and digital cataloguing of documentary and publication materials. Scully has a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Joint European Master of Arts in Human Rights and Genocide Studies.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence