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Queer Oral History Workshop (Hybrid Event)

Friday, March 15, 2024 12:00to13:30
Queer Oral History Workshop

Please join us for the Queer Oral History Workshop, hosted in partnership with the Concordia University's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.

The workshop and discussion will offer reflections on methodological and ethical approaches to undertaking queer oral history in research. How does one conduct oral history interviews with queer narrators? What is particular about queer oral history? How has oral testimony been significant in the figuration of queer histories?

This panels brings together historians Gabryelle Iaconetti and Liam Devitt, who use oral histories in their various research milieus related to queer labour and activism.

In-person capacity is limited to 40 people. Location: Concordia University, (LB-1019)

More space is available for virtual attendance.

About the presenters:

Gabryelle Iaconetti (she/they) is a first year PhD student at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Berger. She holds a BA and MA in History from Concordia University and MISt (Master of Information Studies) from McGill University. Her research interests lie at the intersections of bisexual history, oral history, queer space, queer theory and archives.

Liam Devitt is a public historian and writer based in Tiohti:áke/Montréal. They are an MA student at Concordia University, where they work with the Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time research initiative. Their thesis examines how deindustrialization affected queer communities in Cape Breton. Currently, they work as a research consultant for Ingenium Canada on a new project examining queer histories of industrial work. Previously, they were a research and curatorial assistant for the "InQueeries: 2SLGBTQ Histories of Southwestern Alberta" exhibit at the Galt Museum and Archives. Liam’s byline can be found in Jacobin, THIS Magazine, and Briarpatch Magazine.

This event is part of the 6th Season of Disrupting Disruptions: the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series, organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum. Our series was made possible thanks to our sponsors: SSHRC, Digital Citizen Research, the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), the DIGS Lab, Milieux, Initiative for Indigenous Futures, ReQEF, and more.

Learn more about COHDS here.

There is no fee required to attend this event. It will be professionally live captioned.

You can watch other past events here.


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