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CONTACT US

Updated July 2014

Mailing Address
Rice University
6100 Main St., MS-475
Houston, TX 77251 - 1892
USA

Physical Address
Rice University
Mechanical Laboratory Bldg
Rooms 205-210

Phone: 713-348-5843
Fax: 713-348-6129


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The Ephemera Project

This three-year project was composed of three individual conferences, held in Houston, Texas.   

Year Three: Ephemera: Current and Future

Our third workshop concentrated on the current condition and future of ephemera and what we are calling Ephemera Studies, in solidarity with the Reading University Centre for Ephemera Studies.

List of Participants
Meeting Schedule
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Year Two: Defining Ephemera

"Defining Ephemera" is a riddle since by its nature, ephemera is not definable. Ephemera are detritus or garbage that people produce without intending it to survive the moment. The question of "defining ephemera" is ironic in another respect for the more ephemera is defined the less ephemeral it will become. Consequently, it is in our interest to think deeply about what is not ephemeral and what consequently cannot be archived.

List of Participants
Meeting Schedule

Photographs

Year One: Ephemera and Archive

The inaugural Ephemera Project conference raised the question of the archive's role in defining and using ephemera in scholarship.  The conference focused on the relation between ephemeral evidence and archival categories. 

List of Participants
Meeting Schedule

Photographs