N. Littel

Noah Littel (they/them) is a PhD candidate at Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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 (Maastricht University), Monika Baár (Leiden University) and Hester Dibbits (Reinwardt Academie).