Critical Archives is a Digital History Seminar that examines archives as sites and sources of history. As sources of history, archives preserve, contextualize, and ensure access to cultural heritage. As sites of history, archives are institutions generated from places of power that frequently replicate the logic of information gathered for the purposes of political, social, and economic control. Attuned to these institutional legacies and their impact on the production of history, activists, scholars, and heritage professionals have developed new methods for creating and interpreting archives. Critical Archives explores these methods through historical scholarship, archival theory, and digital humanities practice.