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How to Get Involved

Participation in the LGBTIQ Research Project allows both undergraduate and graduate student researchers to gain valuable experience in archival research and oral history methodologies. Undergraduate student researchers may also, pursuant to the completion of a commensurate amount of academic work and writing, earn independent study credit through their participation. On the basis of their archival work, students produce papers, exhibits, present their research findings to the community, and contribute to a permanent and publicly accessible database. Students may also engage their research in other endeavors, including the drafting and presentation of research and conference papers and the production of honors theses that make innovative use of the Project's expanding archive.

For students to participate in recording oral histories during the Project's three semesterly trips to Diversity Richmond, attendance at one (and only one) of the training sessions on oral history methodologies is required. Two training sessions are held at the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters. Please check here for updates and information regarding the dates, times, and locations of the training sessions!

Upcoming Meetings and Events for 2019-2020 School Year:

Please be sure to check the website in late August/early September for information about the times, dates, and locations that oral history trainings will be scheduled for those looking to join the Project's efforts! This information will also be shared on the Project's Facebook page, which we encourage you to follow so that you can see the latest news and information about the Project's work.

We look forward to an exciting new year together!