October 4–5, 2019 UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Memory Lives On: Documenting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic is an interdisciplinary symposium exploring and reflecting on topics related to archives and the practice of documenting the stories of HIV/AIDS.
The task of documenting the history of HIV/AIDS and thinking about the present and future of the epidemic is daunting. The enormity and complexity of the stories and perspectives on the disease, which has affected so many millions of patients and families around the world, present significant challenges that demand continual reexamination. Questions of “what do we collect and from where” and “whose stories do we know best.” The ways in which we handle documentary evidence and produce knowledge from that evidence has profound effects on a huge range of social, economic and health outcomes. In examining and reflecting on our knowledge of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its future, we hope to improve our understanding of the true effects of the disease, and what it can teach us about future epidemics.
The Symposium will take place in Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco, October 4th and 5th 2019. The program will be an afternoon session and evening reception the first day, followed by a full day of presentations the second. Also sign up for repository tours on October 3 at GLBT Historical Society Archives and SFPL History Center.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal. The program committee is reviewing submissions and the program will be announced in late July. Please check back for updates, or contact David Krah to receive notification when the program is available.
Presented by UCSF Library Archives and Special Collections, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco Public Library History Center, and UC Merced Library as part of the NEH Funded grant project The Bay Area’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic.
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall
There is a small block of rooms available at the Park Central Hotel in Downtown San Francisco at the discount rate of $179. The hotel is centrally located, and connected via MUNI to the UCSF Mission Bay Campus by taking the N-Judah/T-Third line from the Montgomery Street Station. Register or call the hotel directly at 888-627-8561 and ask for the UCSF Library Block.
Memory Lives On Program Committee
Monica Green, Ph.D., Professor of History, Arizona State University
Victoria Harden, Ph.D., Director (retired) of the Office of NIH History
Richard McKay, DPhil, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
Barbara A. Koenig, Professor of Medical Anthropology and Bioethics in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Health and Aging and Head of UCSF Bioethics Program
Jay Levy, MD, Professor UCSF School of Medicine
Eric Jost, Digital Marketing Manager, SF AIDS Foundation
Jon Cohen, Staff writer for Science Magazine
Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Treatment Action Group
William Schupbach, Wellcome Library
Jason Baumann, Susan and Douglas Dillon Assistant Director for Collection Development and Coordinator of Humanities and LGBT Collections, NYPL
Polina Ilieva, Head of Archives and Special Collections, UCSF Library