Archive/Counter-Archive's Working Papers Series (WPS) is a collegial forum where graduate students are given an opportunity to present their thesis or dissertation research in-development to colleagues and faculty. The Working Papers Series is hosted by York University and takes place in Toronto. The Series is an excellent forum to receive input/feedback about research in progress.
Previous WPS topics have included: Porn and feminist archives / library collections, the archives of queer film festivals on the Canadian Prairies, and archival remediation through art and VR.
- Presentations must focus on thesis/dissertation research in development
- If you are pursuing a PhD, you need to have defended your comprehensive exams and be a PhD candidate (ABD)
- Masters or Master of Fine Arts students pursuing terminal degrees are eligible
- Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to activating and remediating Canadian audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBT2Q+ community, and immigrant communities. Your research must fit A/CA’s mandate and be related to audiovisual archives or library collections
- Priority will be given to graduate students who are part of the A/CA network and/or students whose research focuses on Canadian audiovisual heritage
If you are interested, send a short summary of your research (250 words or less) to email@example.com.
Speakers present for 45 minutes-1 hour on their work, followed by a 20 minute Q+A. Working Papers is delivered in a casual setting with refreshments and snacks. Previous iterations have been hosted by Free Times Cafe and The Victory Club.
A/CA is hoping to launch the Working Paper Series at Free Times Cafe again in Fall 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the series may be re-worked to a virtual format.
Stay tuned for updates.