Respondent or information from other source:
R. Justin Hunt - PhD Candidate/Researcher
Aims, policies, purpose/impetus for project:
The goal of this project is to investigate and interrogate performance archives through the lens of queer theory and to tackle the problematic of archiving queer performance, itself.
This project arose from my work as a queer performer and producer and my urge to better understand ways in which queer performance and queer identities are supported (or not) by the creation of archives.
Dates: Began - October 2008
Current Project End Date - May 2011
Portions of this project are ongoing (including a Queer Performance Mapping Project in NYC and a Queer Performance Oral History Project between NYC and London).
Key individuals and roles involved:
1 - R Justin Hunt. Researcher
Paid or voluntary, training in oral history:
Limited experience with Oral History. Currently working within that research field to be build best practices into research. Voluntary/Studentship.
Project funded by:
Studentship, grants, and independently.
Management of project:
Within Roehampton University's Drama Theatre and Perfomance Studies Centre.
Format of interviews:
In all cases digital audio (WAV) recordings of interviews will be taken. In some cases (where available) digital film recordings will be taken.
How interviewees are selected and located:
Currently interviews are selected as they relate to larger issues within the research project.
Interview running time:
Unknown at this time - will vary. First interview to be held in June 2009.
Copyright in interviews. Assignment rights?:
Roehampton University will be processing all ethical approval for interviews. All interviewees will sign a consent forms for their interview to be used within the scope of the research and for print.
Location of interview copies. Accessibility to public/format:
When able, interviews will be submitted to journals for consideration for printing.
Interviews, upon culmination of the research project, will be available from Roehampton University within the appendices of my dissertation.
Collection contact details/website:
Interview transcripts/lists of topics or other content indexes:
All base questions will be created in advance of interview and logged/stored. Transcripts will be made of all interviews and will appear in the appendices of the dissertation.
Cataloguing: They will be, yes.
Future plans for project/interviews?:
Dissertation and potential printing within academic/artistic journals - publication.
Materials used for publications, exhibitions, conferences, radio/TV programmes or performances etc or future plans for this?:
Not at this time.
List on a joint (possibly STR) website:
Join listserv/emailing list/forum: Yes
List of interviewees provided: No
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