The 2022-23 Society of Fellows programming brings together scholars, artists, activists, and archivists to explore the concept of the “archive” as a mode of inquiry, invention, and knowledge production. Troubling static notions of context and singular histories, the year’s Digital Dialogues and workshops provide an opportunity to explore established canons and conventions that sustain certain ways of knowing and remembering and the incompleteness of the historical record thereby engaging the power of archival practices as mechanisms of social justice.
In this dialogue, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, AIDS historian and journalist, Sarah Schulman, will discuss her groundbreaking oral history research and award-winning book, Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP, NY 1987-1993. This dialogue will focus on the possibilities and challenges of qualitative research in building an archive of LGBTQ experience and the impact of such work for creating new entry points to LGBTQ public health and wellness.
- Sarah Schulman (Distinguished Professor of the Humanities—CUNY)
- Amy Fairchild (Dean—College of Public Health, Ohio State)