We are very excited to announce that the plenary roundtable recordings for the 2023 IAMHIST conference are now available to freely stream on YouTube. These roundtables each feature several A/CA researchers speaking about their work with Canadian audiovisual archives. See below for condensed descriptions of each roundtable and links to the recordings:
Official opening and plenary roundtable: Archives, Access, and Disability
Chair: Véronique Leduc (UQAM)
Speakers: Gracen Brilmyer (McGill), Sarah Heussaff (UQAM), Mélanie Millette (UQAM) and Michael Marlatt (York University)
This plenary panel examines the relationship between archives and disability from three perspectives: representation and absence in archives; disabled, sick, and Deaf people working in archives; and existing archives on disability.
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/IZf4C2WEm5g?si=VJulOdGljEjawX3Z
Archive/Counter-Archive Screening and plenary roundtable: Television Archives Revisited
Chair: Janine Marchessault (York University)
Speakers: Andrew Burke (University of Winnipeg), Jennifer Dysart (filmmaker), Mary Elizabeth Luka (University of Toronto), Patrick McCurdy (University of Ottawa), Jennifer VanderBurgh (Saint Mary's University)
Building on Archive/Counter-Archive, a seven-year SSHRC Partnership Grant dedicated to audiovisual archives created by minoritized communities (www.counterarchive.ca), this panel seeks to theorize the specificities of Canadian TV archives and to critically examine the difficulties scholars and artists have had in accessing these archives. Indeed, television archives require us to consider the complex relationships between various public and private stakeholders: TV is usually housed in broadcasting archives rather than legacy archives and it is subject to a host of licensing and copyright issues, which fundamentally alter scholars’ ability to access archival materials.
Recording Link: https://youtu.be/5bJdq39_hQk?si=IPZ3uNOvhTgEcRPf