28 Oct Corporate Connections: Connections to Slavery & Empire in Business Archives (October 2021)
This event continues our theme of ‘Connections to Slavery & Empire in Business Archives’. Discussion was led by Carissa Chew and looked at how to deal with the language of slavery and empire in the archives.
In 2021 Carissa was a PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant in the History Department at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Previously, as part of a nine-month funded Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion internship with the National Library of Scotland, Carissa Chew created an Inclusive Terminology Glossary available on her website Histories of Colour that is designed to support cultural heritage professionals in their decision-making when it comes to identifying and dealing with harmful language and discriminatory content across catalogues, collections, websites, and exhibitions. Sharing examples from her internship work, Carissa provided some practical guidance on how cultural heritage institutions can implement the principles of inclusive description and ethical cataloguing and address the colonial heritage of their collections.