Join us for our seventh reading and meeting of the LAAC Book Club — where LA-area archivists and friends read and discuss publications exploring all matters archives. Books are selected every 6 weeks by the group, and may cover topics such as archival theory and practice, historical understandings, current issues and trends in information science, informational technologies, etc....we’re open to suggestions!
Our next book selection is The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences by Michel Foucault.
Publisher's Description: With vast erudition, Foucault cuts across disciplines and reaches back into the seventeenth century to show how classical systems of knowledge, which linked all of nature within a great chain of being and saw analogies between the stars in the heaven and the features in a human face, gave way to the modern sciences of biology, philology, and political economy. The result is nothing less than an archaeology of the sciences that unearths old patterns of meaning and reveals the shocking arbitrariness of our received truths.
The group will meet on Wednesday, May 4, from 6:30-8pm at Canter’s Deli (419 N. Fairfax). Participants to the Book Club will be capped at 12. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Can’t make the meeting, but are still reading the book? Let us know!
Published by: Los Angeles Archivist Collective in Book Club