Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Advanced Graduate Seminar

Vancouver, British Columbia
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony Advanced Graduate Seminar
Sunday, May 13, 2018 12:00 PM -
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:30 PM (Pacific Time)

SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

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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 12-15, 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 which will be refunded in the form of a travel subsidy. Enrolment is limited to 20. For more details or to register contact

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.

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