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  1. 1. Visualizing Gay Liberation in Canada: Using Digital Tools to Represent People and Places Michelle Schwartz Ryerson University Constance Crompton University of British Columbia, Okanagan
  2. 2. Today… •Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada (LGLC) •Analyzing LGLC data • People • Time and space •Future directions
  3. 3. Lesbianand Gay LiberationIn Canada: A SelectedAnnotatedChronology,1964-1975 • lgl
  4. 4. EncodingLesbianand Gay LiberationIn Canadain TEI
  5. 5. Bibl Bibl Bibl Bibl
  6. 6. Bibl Bibl Bibl Bibl Information to capture • Names • Pseudonyms • Dates • Places • Publications • Organizations • Protests • Legislation
  7. 7. LGLC Appendices Gay organizations (now includes political parties and homophobic organizations) Bars and clubs (expanded to include almost anything with geographic coordinates) Canadian LGBT Periodicals (now all inclusive)
  8. 8. Additional research Our Own Voices: A Directory of Lesbian and Gay Periodicals, 1890s to 2000s Alan V. Miller http://www.clga.ca/periodicals-lgbt Image source: Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives
  9. 9. Analyzing LGLC data
  10. 10. The people of LGLC The people of LGLC: There are 2596 names listed, 1184 of these are within event records and 1402 are within bibliographical records. There are 145 people that appear in both the bibls and the events: (some examples: James Egan, Jane Rule, Norma K. Mitchell, Réjane Rancourt, Thérèse Limoges, John Alan Lee, Douglas Sanders, Gary Nichols, Michael Hanlon, Marie Robertson, George Stanley, Christine Bearchell…) The most prodigious writers cited in the bibls: 1. Gary Kinsman (56) – The Regulation of Desire: Sexuality in Canada 2. Ron Dayman (43) – Body Politic, CLGA 3. Margaret Fulford (31) – The Canadian Women's Movement, 1960-1990 4. Ken Popert (27) – Body Politic 5. Ian Young (27) – "The Problem of Homosexuality,” The Eye Opener, Sept. 1968
  11. 11. The people of LGLC Force Atlas visualization in Gephi
  12. 12. The people of LGLC
  13. 13. Time and space in LGLC Places in the LGLC dataset Source: http://lglc.ca/gis/googlekml.html
  14. 14. Time and space in LGLC Events in 1964 Source: http://lglc.ca/timemap/1964_kml_extendeddata.html
  15. 15. Future directions: Public knowledge
  16. 16. Future directions: Identity “For anyone who wants to know what it is to be a lesbian, this book offers as many answers as there are voices to speak… no view need cancel another, for this is an exploration into variety rather than a thesis to prove my particular.” – Jane Rule, Lesbian Images, 1975
  17. 17. With thanks to Don McLeod, CWRC, and the CDH. Keep in touch! Michelle Schwartz: @MichelinaNeri Constance Crompton: @CLKCrompton

Editor's Notes

  • http://clga.ca/sites/default/files/icons/Vertical%20Files.jpg
  • http://clga.ca/sites/default/files/Periodicals.jpg
  • http://lglc.ca/gis/googlekml.html
  • http://lglc.ca/timemap/1964_kml_extendeddata.html
  • http://lglc.ca/timemap/1964_kml_extendeddata.html

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