This podcast is intended to sit alongside the Midlands Four Cities-funded Dialogue Days event I co organised with my De Montfort University colleague, Prof Justin Smith and Prof James Chapman and Dr Claire Jenkins at University of Leicester. The event, ‘Delving into the Archives: A Screen History Workshop,’ took place online, on Tuesday 10th of November 2020 and was a half-day event aimed at aspiring and existing postgraduate students whose research interests in Media History involve using archival sources. From leaders in the field to current PhDs, our expert presenters explored a range of skills and approaches to archival screen history, offered opportunities to engage with different kinds of material, and advised on research design and dissemination.
You’ll see how Desirae’s kind participation in this podcast, where she discusses, in detail, her rich archival research experience, fits beautifully into this remit as she offers some excellent advice for aspiring archival researchers.
Desirae is an extremely impressive scholar and researcher whose work I encountered for the first time, some time ago in the eminent journal Feminist Media Histories. Technically still an early career researcher herself, who (as she discusses in the podcast) is currently putting the finishing touches to her PhD, her experience is already considerable and her interventions in the fields of pornography/sexuality studies, social history, women’s/gender studies and archival studies are timely and extremely valuable.
I very much enjoyed talking with her about her work.
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Music is by kind permission of The Shannon Reilly Trio. The full version of the song Trouble can be found along with its video here, and purchased on the Shannon Reilly Trio album also called Trouble.
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