The Seventies Sociality: Activist Publishers and the Digital Commonplacing of New Knowledge


  • Constance Crompton University of Ottawa
  • Caitlin Voth University of British Columbia, Okanagan
  • Ruth Truong University of Ottawa



methods, TEI, linked data, publishing, gay liberation


The historiography of gay liberation publishing offers much to the Digital Humanities, especially if read through Peter Stallybrass’ argument that “reading is a technology of inventorying information to make it reusable.” He suggests commonplacing to make clear that every individual’s thoughts are informed by others’ voices. This paper asks how we might best go about this commonplacing work using linked data, building on the DIY practices of gay liberationists.


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Author Biography

Constance Crompton, University of Ottawa

Constance Crompton assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, and Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities. In addition to Digital Humanities, her research interests include queer history, Victorian visual and popular culture, prosopography, and code as a representative medium.


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How to Cite

Crompton, Constance, Caitlin Voth, and Ruth Truong. 2019. “The Seventies Sociality: Activist Publishers and the Digital Commonplacing of New Knowledge”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 3 (1):20.

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