Posted on May 9th, 2017 .
Today, the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony (ALOT) launches Bridging the Gap, a research initiative that aims to connect the broader community with our archives through the use of digital technologies. Now, users can record and contribute oral history interviews to the archives themselves and engage with other participatory features. To increase awareness about ALOT’s holdings and enable users to learn how to conduct oral interviews, we are also launching a new podcast and blog, both of which you can find here: http://www.alotarchives.org/blog
Interest in lesbian and queer women’s history is on the rise. Recent research by the ALOT team found that people searching for the term “lesbian history” has increased by 30% in the past two years alone. This proves that there are people who want to learn about and engage with their history. The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony is a much-needed resource to hear real, raw, and honest accounts of lesbian and queer history.
Please consider helping us increase the profile of lesbian, queer, and Two Spirit women’s lives and discover how archives can leverage the internet to remain community-connected by sharing this email with your networks, especially local queer community groups, and with your students. You can also share the news about this project on your social media accounts; you can find us on Twitter and Facebook . Helping spread the word means so much to us, and we thank you!
About The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony
Founded in 2010, the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony is an online archival research project based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. The archives works in partnership with Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.