Registration open for Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony's 4-day Graduate Seminar May 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Dear colleagues,

As part of our ongoing grant-funded project Bridging the Gap, the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony is holding a 4-day advanced seminar on queer history and oral history at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Registration is limited to 20; the deadline to register is March 31st, 2018. Please encourage your students to join us, and share with your networks. 

How can we navigate the LGBTQ2 past in the context of collective memory? What does ‘historical explanation’ mean when dealing with lesbian, Two-Spirit, and queer women’s oral testimonies?  Explore these question with historians Laura Doan and Elise Chenier during a four-day seminar at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from May 13-16, 2018. Seminar participants will have the option of attending a 4-hour workshop to learn how to conduct oral history interviews.

       The seminar is free, however participants are asked to pay a $250 registration fee, refundable upon completion of the seminar, to secure their place. The deadline to register is March 31st, 2018.

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         Laura Doan is Professor of Cultural History and Sexuality studies at the University of Manchester, England. She is the author of Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality and Women's Experience of Modern War (2013) and Fashioning Sapphism: The Origins of a Modern English Lesbian Culture (2001). 

         Elise Chenier is Professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University and Director of the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony. Her work explores the queer twentieth century, and oral history has served as one of her main methodologies. Her most recent publication is “Love Politics: Same-Sex Marriage in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s” forthcoming in the Journal of the History of Sexuality 27:2.