New year, new podcast episode. I'm starting 2020 by talking about vicarious trauma in the archives and the impact of working with traumatic records on archival staff. I discuss emotional labour and strategies for coping with vicarious trauma in the archives.
Mentioned in this episode: -Katie Sloan, Jennifer Vanderluit, and Jennifer Douglas "Not 'Just My Problem to Handle': Emerging Themes on Secondary Trauma and Archivists" -Julia Holland, Danielle Robichaud, Anna St.Onge, "It's nothing, I'm fine. Acknowledging Emotion and Affect in Archival Practice."