Saturday, 30 June 2012
On Wednesday 27th of June I attended the Community Archives and Heritage Group conference at UCL, which was a varied and interesting event, that gave me lots to think about for my dissertation.
The video of the presentation can be found here.
Friday, 29 June 2012
I'll start with a plug:
LGBT HISTORY CLUB
Wednesday 4 July 6pm-7.30pm FREE drop-in event
On Wednesday 4th July Sean Curran will be presenting some interesting ideas around his current research and opening up a discussion with members of LGBT History Club.
Sean has been awarded a PhD studentship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) due to start in October and would like to take the opportunity to discuss the nature of his proposed research with a range of people interested in the field of queering museum and archive practice.
Some areas for discussion:
- Should interpretation in museums and archives be weighted towards a celebration of a shared queer identity to promote a sense of belonging and community amongst a diverse and varied audience?
- What broader steps towards inclusion can be made beyond interpretations focusing on difference?
- How can museums and archives become platforms for identity-forming, both for individuals and communities?
The facebook event can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you.
A recent conference of the Art Libraries Society inspired me to think more seriously about my online presence and how important it can be, not only in networking, but also in sharing research and ideas and broadening conversations into wider realms that might otherwise be missed.
I'm due to start my PhD in October, but I'm already beginning to think about my future research and as I attend lots of events related to it, I thought it seemed a shame to hide away all of my thoughts on a folder on my computer that only I see. I'm currently working on my MA dissertation, which is looking at how women's collections in archives can be used as educational resources, which is a nice stepping stone towards my PhD.
I hope, if nothing else, this blog will inspire you to think more widely about heritage, and the heritage sector, and about inclusion, diversity and queer/feminist thinking.