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Engaging the Queer Feminist Archive

March 31, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Our understanding of the past depends on what has survived. Previous generations saved only those things they thought were important, leaving historians in the twenty-first century struggling to access marginalized voices. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) past is particularly elusive, given the stigma associated with these identities throughout most of U.S. history. In this talk, Susan Ferentinos will consider the challenges and possibilities of engaging with the history of queer feminist activism. Where do historians turn to learn about this history? How do they address gaps in the historical record? What can archivists do to expand queer feminist collections? Drawing on thirty years of work as a queer feminist historian, Dr. Ferentinos will offer a glimpse at the wonders and mysteries of the queer feminist archive. Also offered via zoom. Register here - https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIld-6qpj4oHNU8cntURXD1sq_mQPReRIkN%20


March 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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West Virginia University Downtown Library
1549 University Ave
Morgantown, WV 26505-5523 United States
(304) 293-0369


Lori Hostuttler
(304) 293-1116