Oral history projects are seemingly becoming important for the Trans community. As stated by Aiden Bettine, the creator of The Transgender Oral History Project of Iowa in the Daily Iowan, “there’s something really personal about sitting and listening to an oral-history interview where you just become immersed in someone else’s story and their life in a really particular way.” In essence, oral history projects allow trans folks to document and speak of their experiences without […]
Couldn’t make it to the Trans Collection Guide Launch on December 3rd 2020? The session is now up on the UofT Digital Humanities Network’s Youtube! This roundtable discusses the trans holdings of The ArQuives and the histories and futures of trans archival practices. Click here to watch!
A short Q&A session with Dr. Chase Joynt, assistant professor, director and writer! Joynt is currently working as a filmmaker on the Trans Activism Oral History Project in collaboration with the Transgender Archives at University of Victoria and The ArQuives, Toronto. More on the Trans Oral History ProjectMore on the Transgender Archives at UVic
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 […]
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
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 […]
To apply: Please send a cover letter, a resume or c.v., and three references to the attention of ‘Oral Historian Search Committee’ to email@example.com by the deadline of November, 20, 2020.
What would a World without transphobia look like? Is life getting better for trans people as a result of visibility? How do the qualms of other social categories intersect with trans identity? What would it take for Black trans people to live out liberation, to live joyfully? These are the types of questions that Myrl Beam, Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota and Virginia Commonwealth University, and Andrea Jenkins, the Vice President of the […]