Month: April 2016

The Foolscap Project is back in progress!


blog post by Oli Bedard The LGBTQ Oral History Collaboratory is currently working on archiving and digitizing a newly uncovered collection of oral history interviews that were acquired by Project Investigator Elspeth Brown and have been entrusted to work-study oral history archivist Oli Bédard for processing and digitization. This collection of interviews, conducted throughout the 1980s in Toronto, is entitled “the Foolscap Project,” also referred to in some of the interviews as “the Gay Oral […]

Trans Temporality Conference @ University of Toronto, by Al Stanton-Hagan


On April 1, scholars, students, community members, clinical practitioners, artists, and activists came together from across Canada and the US at U of T’s University College for the inaugural Trans Temporalities Conference to share work and ideas about “the unique interdependence between narratives and constructions of normative bodies and linear time.” The conference was organized by Celeste Pang, Ido Katri, and Simon Daniel and sponsored by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. […]

Getting set for oral histories: fun with new video equipment!


L-R: Nick Matte, Al Stanton-Hagan, Oli Bedard ***************************************** It’s exciting times at the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory! We’ve recently purchased new equipment for our upcoming video oral history project and yesterday several members of our Toronto Collaboratory team met at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives to explore and experiment with the equipment in preparation for our first interviews. We’re working with the Canon VIXIA HFG20 Camcorder, portrait studio lighting, and lavalier microphones. Many thanks […]