Nina Littel is PhD student at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. My PhD research project focuses on the history of LGBT+ archives in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and West-Germany, from the 1970s onwards. Based on archival research and oral history interviews, I study the pre-history and emergence of these archives, and follow their development throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, I analyze processes of inclusion and exclusion in the archival practices of these archives. This PhD-project is part of the broader project ‘The Critical Visitor: The Heritage Sector at a Crossroads: The way of intersectionality’, which is led by dr. Eliza Steinbock. The supervisors of my project are Eliza Steinbock (Leiden University), Monika Baár (Leiden University) and Hester Dibbits (Reinwardt Academie). I hold a BA in History, and a research MA in History: Political Culture and National Identities, both from Leiden University. My research mainly focusses on LGBT+ social movements. Previously, I have researched transgender history in the German Democratic Republic and the Federal Republic Germany; Dutch radical lesbian and gay social movements; and disabled LGBTI+ people in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Fields of interest
LGBT+ history, disability history, identity politics, social movement history, archival practices, memory and heritage
Founding an Inclusive Space: Legacies of Alternative Archiving Practices in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
2017-2019: Research Master History: Political Culture and National Identities, Leiden University, Cum laude
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