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Captured Records and Archival Responsibility with Rebecca Whiting

35:59November 12, 2020
Episode 9 – Rebecca Whiting

After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, millions of pages of captured archival materials were taken to the US and made available to the public. But after just a few years, they were taken down and eventually returned to Iraq. Why does so much controversy surround these materials, and what issues face historians seeking to work with other captured archives? Rebecca Whiting joins Pieter and Kian for a discussion of the recently-returned Iraqi archives and their complicated history.

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program makes public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, facilitates scholarship based on those records, and uses these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs.  Read more