Rebecca Whiting on the controversies of captured records

Published: 18 November 2020

On the latest episode of International History Declassified

We are very proud of our PhD student Rebecca Whiting who was interviewed on the latest episode of International History Declassified about the controversies of captured records, and the responsibility of archives when dealing with those materials.

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.

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First published: 18 November 2020