Author: Taryn Parker

Reflections on the SRS De/Re-Listing Interview Project

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At the beginning of almost every SRS interview, Nick asked the question “Where were you in 1998 when SRS was delisted?” My answer is fairly boring. I was still in diapers and barely two years old. But the answers that I’ve been lucky enough to hear from interviewees including Martine Stonehouse, Greta Bower, Susan Gapka, Nick Mule, Cheri Dinovo, Anna Travers and Rupert Raj have been far from that. The SRS delisting interview project was […]

Ontario SRS De/Relisting Project Interviews: Rupert Raj & Anna Travers

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As you may have read in our previous posts, this summer we have been conducting a number of oral history interviews focusing on the 1998 delisting and 2008 re-listing of sex reassignment surgeries in Ontario. This July our team had the pleasure to finish up the series of interviews with Rupert Raj and Anna Travers, two integral activists in the fight to have SRS relisted in Ontario, and major figures in trans healthcare in Ontario since. […]

Omeka Training at the Collaboratory

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Exciting things are happening here at the collaboratory! Today we were lucky enough to be trained by Al Stanton-Hagan on how to use Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform for the display of museum and archival collections and exhibitions. Al led us through an extremely thorough yet easy to understand training session, and we at the collaboratory are so excited for the possibilities that Omeka gives us in publishing our materials. Going forward, Omeka will […]

Outside the Collaboratory: Cait McKinney’s “Tape Condition: degraded”

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This summer we’ve been lucky enough to have Cait McKinney back on the Toronto team of the Collaboratory. Alongside her work with the team, Cait has been busy with Tape Condition: degraded, her joint installation with Hazel Meyer. Tape Condition: degraded is housed in the gallery of the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Archives, and opened June 16th. A hole in the wall acts as the entrance to Tape Condition: degraded, representing the attempts that were made to protect the […]

Catching Up with Partner Projects: The Digital Transgender Archive

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This week’s post marks the first in a series of posts catching up with our collaboratory partner projects. We have four different partner projects including The Digital Transgender Archive, which is based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross and directed by Dr. K.J Rawson. The Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is an online repository that provides an accessible online hub for digitized historical materials as well as born-digital materials, along with information […]