“Archival of the Fittest: The Role of Archives in Constructing Public Memory of Queer History”
IHLIA LGBT Heritage, an LGBTI-specific archive housed in Amsterdam, is moving beyond traditionally-introverted roles of an archive by putting on an exhibit about the past 40 years of LGBT activism in the Netherlands. The archive alone contributes to public awareness of queer history, and the exhibit, With Pride, gives a heightened platform for select gay narratives from the collections. The subjects on display, as well as the goals and decisions that selected them, reflect which narratives are included in historical memory and deemed palatable to the public.
Family, Life Course, and Society | Gender and Sexuality | International and Area Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Hosfeld, Brooks, "“Archival of the Fittest: The Role of Archives in Constructing Public Memory of Queer History”" (2018). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 2960.
Family, Life Course, and Society Commons, Gender and Sexuality Commons, International and Area Studies Commons, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Commons
Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender