Talks

Conference Papers

McKinney, Cait. “Printing out the Internet: AIDS Activism from Online Bulletin Boards to Print Newsletters.” Panel: Thinking Beyond Backlash: Remediating 1980s Activisms. Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, Toronto, May 28, 2017.

McKinney, Cait. “Dropped Frames, Lost Time: Digitizing Queer VHS.” Panel: Living Archives. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March 22-26, 2017.

McKinney, Cait. “Searching for an HIV/AIDS Internet Archive.” National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal, November 10–13, 2016.

McKinney, Cait. “Calling to Talk and Listening Well: The Multimedia Practices of Feminist Telephone Hotlines.” Paper to be presented at signal/noise: A FemTechNet Conference on Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, Transdisciplinarity, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 8–10, 2016.

McKinney, Cait. “The Media Infrastructures of 1990s HIV/AIDS Activism.” Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta GA, March 30–April 3, 2016.

“Finding the Lines to my People: Bibliographies of Affect.” American Studies Association. Toronto ON, October 8–11, 2015.

“How to Build a Computer with Index Cards and Knitting Needles.” Canadian Communication Studies Association. University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, June 3 –5, 2015.

“’Finding the Lines to My People’: LGBT Bibliographies as Affective Media.” Sexuality Studies Association. University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, June 2–3, 2015.

“The Circle of Lesbian Indexers.” Publishing Feminisms Symposium. Banff Centre, Banff AB, May 17–20, 2015.

“A Great Age of Indexing, built of Little Paper Slips: The Amateur 20th-century Indexer and their Tools.” Panel: What was the database? Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Montreal QC, March 25–29, 2015.

“‘To Facilitate Interconnectedness Among Us’: Networked Communication in Lesbian Feminist Print Culture (1970–1995).” American Studies Association. Los Angeles CA, Nov 6–9, 2014.

Plenary Panel. “The Circle of Lesbian Indexers: Book, Card, Computer.” Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium. Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, Oct 18, 2014.

“Why We Make Jokes About Lesbian Feminism: Humour as Generational Encounter in the Archive.” Berkshire Conference on Women’s History. University of Toronto, Toronto ON, May 22–25, 2014.

“Queer Historiography and Media Studies,” Queer Places, Practices and Lives Conference. Ohio State University, Columbus OH, May 16–17, 2014.

“The Internet that Lesbians Built: Networked Communication in Feminist Print Culture (1970–95).” Canadian Association of Cultural Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo ON, Jan 16–19, 2014.

“Digitizing Sex: Reckoning with Images at the Lesbian Herstory Archives.” Future Communications Symposium of the Graduate Programme in Communication and Culture. York University, Toronto ON, Dec 13, 2014.

“10,000 Images, One Scanner, Two Volunteers: Digital Media at the Feminist Archive.” Canadian Communication Studies Association Annual Conference. University of Victoria, Victoria BC, June 5–7, 2013.

“Digitizing Sex: Reckoning with Images at the Lesbian Herstory Archives.” Sexuality Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference. University of Victoria, Victoria BC, June 1–2, 2013.

“At the Edges of the Digital Imperative: Digital Media in the Lesbian-Separatist Archive.” Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Annual Conference. University of Victoria, Victoria BC, June 2–4, 2013.

“Online Technologies in the Lesbian Feminist Archive,” Canadian Cultural Studies Association Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Nov 4–6, 2011.

“It Gets Better,” promised the Internet: online information flows and sexual minority political movements.” Canadian Communication Studies Association National Congress. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB, June 1–3, 2011.

“A public/private Susan Sontag: death photographs as sites of queer knowledge in Annie Leibovitz’s A Photographer’s Life.” Theorizing Deceit: York University English Graduate Student Association Conference. York University, Toronto ON, May 1, 2009.

“Merely sad and troubling: towards a feminist reconfiguration of Trauma in Salinger’s Nine Stories.” University of British Columbia Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, Vancouver BC, March 4, 2006.

Invited Talks

McKinney, Cait. “Room Tone: Queer/Feminist Intimacies in Digital Video.” Artist Spotlight: Deirdre Logue. Images Festival, Toronto, April 22, 2017.

McKinney, Cait and Hazel Meyer. “Tape Condition: degraded.” Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto ON, July 8, 2016.

McKinney, Cait. “Tracing Social Movement Media Practices, or The Body Politic does Instagram.” Paper Trail: The Legacies of The Body Politic Symposium. Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, May 28, 2016.

“In the Equipment Room” (with Hazel Meyer). Public Talk and Workshop for (art)work(sport)work(sex)work, YES! Association/Föreningen JA! in dialogue with Emy Fem, curated by Julia Paoli, The Power Plant, Toronto ON, August 8, 2015.

“How Lesbians Invented the Internet.” Public Lecture for FORUM Lecture Series. Mercer Union, a Centre for Contemporary Art. Toronto ON, June 10, 2015. Supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation. http://www.mercerunion.org/events/how-lesbians-invented-the-internet/

“The Tennis Star and her Lavender Menace.” Public lecture for Trampoline Hall Lecture Series, Toronto ON, Dec 8, 2014. Curated by Jon Davies.

“TORNADO TAG TEAM Artistic, Cultural, and Activist Responses to TAG TEAM: Gay Premises and Gay Premises: Radical Voices in the Archive, 1973–1983.” Panel Participant, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto ON, Aug 28, 2013.