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Noah Littel


Drs. N. Littel
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Noah Littel is a Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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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.
Based on archival research and oral history interviews, this project studies the pre-history and emergence of LGBT+ archives, and follows their development throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, the project analyzes processes of inclusion and exclusion in the archival practices of these archives. Firstly, it discusses the way broader debates within the LGBT+ movements were reflected in archival collections. Secondly, the project historicizes the notion of the ‘critical visitor’, as the practice of visitors placing critical demands for representation and inclusivity in heritage institutions is often imagined to be a recent phenomenon. This project considers whether within these alternative archival practices, a critical visitor already existed, challenging processes of exclusion and mixing in the deliberation of what to include in the heritage of the movement.

Curriculum Vitae

2017-2019: Research Master History: Political Culture and National Identities, Leiden University, Cum laude
2018-2019: Intern at IHLIA LGBT Heritage, Amsterdam
2017-2018: Student assistant for the Rethinking Disability project, Leiden University
2016-2017: Minor Gender and Sexuality in Society and Culture, Leiden University
2014-2017: Bachelor History, Leiden University, Cum Laude





  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Literatuurwetenschap

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden


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