Monday, April 18, 2016

Trial: Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to the ‘Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity’ until 18th May 2016. Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access ‘Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity’ from:
http://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/default/livuni?db=AHSI
(University login required off campus)

Exploring LGTBQ history and culture since 1940, the Archives cover subjects such as queer history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, sociology, health, political science, policy studies, human rights, gender studies.  It includes 1.5 million pages of primary sources on social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Rare and unique content from newsletters, organisational papers, government documents, manuscripts, pamphlets, and other types of primary sources sheds light on the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more. It features historical documents published in more than 35 countries, with over 15 languages represented.

After trying ‘Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity’, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I research and teach the interwar period and this mostly looks at post-war history, but it's an awesome archive and I can see myself designing student research topics around this archive. The fact that it includes a large collection of feminist newspapers as well as LGBTQ archives means that it will appeal to a wide range of student interests. Thank you for looking at it!
Roland Clark (History)

Anonymous said...

This is a tremendously powerful resource for teaching and research. It will assist lecturers and students in unearthing primary source materials for the core first-year and second-year modules in History (which includes gender and sexuality), and most importantly it can support dissertation research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. With this resource, faculty members at History can build new modules on LGBTQ activism and legislation, as well as the history and politics of HIV/AIDS around the world (topics for which there is great student demand). Moreover, colleagues in other departments in HSS (English, Politics, Irish Studies, MLC, Sociology) may find this resource very useful. Finally, the resource can be invaluable for LGBT History Month at the University, and for the LGBTQ community at the University of Liverpool in general (for self-study and research).
Leon Rocha (History)

Anonymous said...

Really well designed resource with fast and accurate search engine. Its transnational reach will facilitate and encourage comparative studies in UG, PGT and PGR dissertations and theses. It is also an effective way to adjudge international comment on area-specific issues. This would be an important addition to the university's electronic library and would have very wide appeal.

Wogan said...

I echo the comments below. This is an excellent resource for a range of purposes, but perhaps most exciting would be working with students on research projects based around the archive. The international dimensions are great, and the archives seem unusually varied and rich.

Jon Hogg (History)

Deana Heath said...

I'm amazed at how international the archive is - it contains a lot of materials for my area of interest, namely India. It's a great archive, and I can envision using it in teaching - I just wish the archive went further back in time than 1940.

Anonymous said...

I echo the comments above - excellent resource for teaching and research.

Andrew Davies (History) said...

This is a fantastic resource. I'd like to be able to use it with students taking HIST220 (Crime and Deviance in the Modern World). There is fantastic material here for undergraduates seeking to develop individual research projects.

Sam Caslin (History) said...

This is a great resource that allows quick and easy access to a huge range of international material. I teach a number of students who are currently writing research essays in this area; they are likely to find this resource very useful.

Harald Braun said...

This is an excellent resource for learning and teaching. The materials gathered here allow students to explore the history of LGBT communities and the history of the body, sexuality and gender more widely. So, as a teaching tool for Liverpool students: highly recommendable. As a research tool: very valuable, too, though it has its limits. The period best covered excludes a great part of LGBT history. Also, it is, essentially, an anglo-phone collection. The future of research in this area, surely is global and comparative (and that means in more than one language and post-colonial culture). GALE should be encouraged to grow this resource, and our Library to expand our source base. Still, a very good resource, and I hope we will acquire it.

Anonymous said...

This online archive contains a very useful package of documents that are probably otherwise difficult to source, including focused selections of newsletters, newspapers, and periodicals. This sample of materials will undoubtedly prove useful in the making of undergraduate and postgraduate independent research projects, so I hope we will be able to get it for the library, especially given the overall institutional commitment to diversity and equality.

Anonymous said...

As a PhD researcher researching issues regarding gender, sexuality and HIV this resource is fascinating and I would struggle to access them outside of this archive. Plus, it would be an excellent resource for learning and teaching across the University.

Anonymous said...

I echo the sentiments of the commenters before me. This resource would be of tremendous value to my own research on sexuality and would inform modules related to sexuality, gender and diversity taught at this university.