Memory Lives On: Documenting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Join UCSF Archives and Special Collections for this interdisciplinary symposium exploring and reflecting on topics related to archives and the practice of documenting the stories of HIV/AIDS. Through donations received from our generous supporters, we have been able to reduce symposium ticket prices to $30 allowing a broader audience of students and community members to attend the event. We are also continuing to take applications for a limited number of scholarships to attend free of charge. Register now for the symposium or apply for a scholarship.

October 4–5, 2019
Byers Auditorium in Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay campus

Symposium tickets $30
Apply for a scholarship
Register for pre-conference workshop $25
See the full Program of Events

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. 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. The Program of Events includes an afternoon session and evening reception on day one, followed by a full day of presentations on day two.

We are also offering a pre-conference workshop No More Silence: Opening the Data of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic using Natural Language Processing Techniques (limited to 30 people, tickets $25) on Friday, October 4 from 9am – noon.


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. Food will be provided to attendees. Symposium is open to the public.

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