Data Lab

In this space, we will share visualizations of the kvir_izdat data that illustrate the history of Russian queer publishing.


Timeline of LGBTQ+ Literary Journals Published in Russia

From the eleven periodicals recorded in the visualization above, one can see that the lifespans of LGBTQ+ literary journals in Russia are relatively brief – the average is about six years. The obvious outlier is Mitin zhurnal with the longest circulation dates, spanning from 1985 to 2020.

Created by Lily Conway.


The Communities of Mitin zhurnal

Network visualization of contributors (dots) and annual volumes of Mitin zhurnal (squares), illustrating how the journal’s communities of authors have evolved over 35 years.