Communications

Archiving against erasure

Archiving against erasure

There are many decisions to be made when building an archive. These decisions have often been made by individuals in positions of privilege or by institutions themselves. This means that archives have often been used to perpetuate misinformation or selective information in the name of crafting historical narratives that maintain current power structures.  This potential…

Reflections on the digital film screening Lesbian Liberation Across Media

Reflections on the digital film screening Lesbian Liberation Across Media

In June I had the opportunity to attend “Lesbian Liberation Across Media.” It was a film screening put on collaboratively by queer archives and media projects in Canada, and hosted by some of my personal academic heroes. One central theme from this screening was control over media. But equally important were the themes of learning…