From Here to There: Tracing Queer History Across Formats
Constance Crompton, University of Ottawa
Drawing on the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada (LGLC) project, this talk reflects on what various digital formats let us perceive, hypothesize, visualize, and understand about cultural history. The LGLC project is a TEI- and database-driven chronology of the gay liberation movement in Canada, covering the period from the formation of the first Canadian homophile associations in 1964 to the start of the AIDS crisis in 1981. The project comprises 34,000 records of poetry readings, legislative changes, murders, arrests, book launches, and celebrations as well as records about people, places, and publications -- the material and cultural foundations of contemporary gay rights in Canada.
Refreshments will be provided.
This event will take place in THINC Lab, 2nd floor, library.