In the 1980’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s, The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE) hosted monthly lectures given by pioneering feminist scholars from OISE. The OISE Pop-Fem Oral History Digitization Project has sought to digitize and preserve this historically significant collection of feminist narratives. The lectures address a wide-range of topics and trace the emergence of discussions addressing feminist intersectionality and the expanding vocabulary of feminism as an inherently inclusive endeavour.
The OISE-based research that is highlighted in these lectures embodies a practice-driven approach that continues to inform feminist scholarship at the global scale. This rich primary source includes the work of Paula Bourne, Angela Miles, Shahrzad Mojab, Roxana Ng, Mary O’Brien, Alison Prentice, Sherene Razack, Dorothy Smith, and Liz Smythe along with many other notable scholars.
Reference Librarian Pat Serafini initiated and has overseen this digitization project to ensure that this special collection remains accessible for future generations. The OISE Library is delighted to announce that all of these lectures are now openly available online in the University of Toronto Libraries’ T-Space repository! To access the collection, please follow this link: tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/44134