Month: November 2020

Country Queers Podcast by Rae Garringer

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archiving oral history / community-based oral history / gay history / oral history / trans history / Uncategorized

Podcast alert! With the recent surge in research on Trans oral history, different kinds of projects are beginning to emerge as well. As covered in an earlier blogpost, Transcripts seeks to share the different trans narratives in the city of Minnesota. Quite similar to Transcripts, this week we have Country Queers, which, on a fundamental level, shares the same goal: putting an emphasis on queer history to make up for the lack of research in […]

Trans Activism Oral History Project – Marsha Botzer Clip

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Excerpt from the Trans Activism Oral History Project – Presented in Collaboration with the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (project lead, Dr. Elspeth Brown), the Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria, and The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives. Marsha Botzer (she/her) interviewed by Dr. Evan Taylor (they/them)Original recording using Zoom platform on February 19, 2020 Full interview found here: https://vimeo.com/478929224

A Reflection on The Trans Oral History Panel: Narrative as Trans Worldmaking.

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Narrative as Trans Worldmaking”: this concept has been foundational to the multiple projects that were presented on the Friday October 23rd Trans Oral History Panel for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Oral History Association. What this concept aims to convey is that creating a world for trans people begins with trans people telling their own stories. Traditionally, trans people, much like other queer folks, have been expected to self-navigate in the cisheteronormative world that […]