Archiving Disasters: Challenges and Opportunities in Building a Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters

Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

PLEASE NOTE: The location for this event has changed to Cypress Room, Second Floor, Tresidder Memorial Union.

This talk will introduce the Japan Disaster Digital Archive, a project launched by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard in collaboration with colleagues and organizations in Japan, as well as the Internet Archive in San Francisco.  The archive is more accurately described as a network of archives, linked together through our user interface.  In addition to preserving the often ephemeral records made available in digital forms, and facilitating access to them, the project seeks to create a virtual public space where the distinction between creators and users of the archive diminishes or dissolves.  The archive has been launched in a beta version at

Friday, October 05, 2012 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm | RSVP
Cypress -Tresidder Memorial Union (2nd Floor)

Center for East Asian Studies
History Department