Author: Guin Kellam

Guest Post – Oli Bedard: work study at large !

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This week I have Oli writing a guest post ! Oli is digitizing a number of projects for the co laboratory, which involves listening to sometimes uplifting, and some times traumatic anecdotes from LGBTQ history. My name is Oli Bédard and I’m a work-study oral history archivist for the LGBTQ Oral History Collaboratory. What I do, for the most part, is digitize tapes—hours and hours of tapes of oral histories. Each one goes into the […]

Where are they now ? – Cait McKinney

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I worked at the Collaboratory for the 2014-15 academic year, developing digitization protocols for audio tapes. Through this work, Nick Matte, Al Stanton-Hagan and I designed a digitization station, wrote a training manual, and offered a volunteer orientation program aimed at creating digital versions of oral histories tapes at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. This work drew on my academic background as a media studies researcher who has examined grassroots digitization practices in community […]

Collaboratory Partner Projects: The Transgender Archive at the University of Victoria

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Following up last weeks focus on one of our partner projects, this week I would like to point you towards the Transgender Archives at the Victoria University. Run by Founder and Academic Director Dr. Aaron Devor and University Archivist Lara Wilson, the Transgender Archives have been actively collecting documents, rare publications and memorabilia associated with transgender activism since 2007. The collections include significant donations from the personal papers of Reed Erikson, the University of Ulster […]

Collaboratory Partner Projects: ALOT

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This week marks the first of a series of blog posts about our Collaboratory Partner Projects.  In case you missed them, we currently have four partner projects, you can find links to the all under the Projects tab at the top of this page. Todays post features the Archives of Lesbian Oral History. ALOT, short for the Archives of Lesbian Oral History, was founded in 2010.  ALOT is a project that  collects and makes available […]

Flashback Gala at the CLGA !

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In this weeks blog I am going to take a break from the usual focus on Collaboratory topics to hype the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives third annual Flashback Gala fundraiser event !! Co-chaired by Carole Pope and Lorraine Segato the event will be a flashback to the 1980’s, you will enjoy a fun and fabulous evening of cocktails, dinner as well as a 1980s Mixtape dance.  Along side the dinner and dancing will be an auction […]

New Work Study Collaborators !!

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              This year the Collaboratory has hired two work study students, Guin Kellam (that’s me!) and Oli Bedard. I will be working as the teams Social Media Specialist and Oli is the new Oral History Archivist. This is the first time either of has worked with the Digital Oral History Collaboratory, we are both really excited about the opportunity. I am a fourth year Sexual Diversity Studies Student, with […]

Moving Trans* History Forward 2016 – Building Communities* Sharing Connections

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(Keynote speakers Martine Rothblatt and Jamison Green) Mark your calendars !  The next Moving Trans* History Forward Symposium is taking place from March 17th to 20th 2016 . The Moving Trans History Forward Symposium is a gathering of Trans* and gender non-conforming (GNC) community-based scholars and activists, academics, family members, and allies of trans* and GNC people that focuses on preserving and recounting trans* and GNC histories. Occurring every two years, the symposium features presentations, panels, posters, grass-roots […]

Celebrating the Launch of Trans Pathfinder

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On Sunday September 20th the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives hosted an exciting and groundbreaking event: Trans* Histories at the CLGA.  This was a dual celebration launching the Rupert Raj Collection and the Trans Pathfinder document, both of which have been years in the making. Check out more about Rupert Raj and his wonderful collection at clga.ca The Trans Pathfinder was produced as part of the Collaboratory’s commitment to making trans historical materials more widely accessible […]