Schools OUT UK is delighted to announce the Call for History & Archival Presentations for the 2nd National Festival of LGBT History to be celebrated five Regional Hub’s every Weekend in LGBT HM (February) in 2016.
This year we are again inviting individuals and group to showcase either:
- A historical reading of the past, or
- An Archival source that showcases e.g. and personal oral testimonies of past, sets of photos, significant documents and the stories behind them
Your historical presentation/reading might be the presentation/explanation of a past local, regional or national:
- Event or related events of direct relevant to the Human/LGBT Rights agenda/experience
- The history of a group or a specific campaign
- A personal journey that involves a number of view-points of that journey
Each festival presentation will no more than twenty minutes long followed by a ten minutes for a Q&A session.
The presentations showcased in this category at the 1st Festival of LGBT History included: “We were born in the 1980’s: History of the Joyce Layland Centre (Manchester)”, “Anne Lister: A Life”, “Queer Nottinghamshire”, “How Trade Unions Helped LGBT People gain equality” , “Press for Change & Trans History”, “21 years and more: BiPhoria and Bisexuality in Manchester”.
Your Archival source presentation might be:
- A personal testimony (aka Oral History) about a personal or collective experience
- A set of campaigning leaflets/publicity and the story behind them
- Personal or other photo-images and the stories behind them
- A letter or document that again provides a reading of that past commonly ignored or denied.
The presentations showcased in this category at the 1st Festival of LGBT History included: “The Journey to Freedom from ‘you can’t be gay’ to ‘Gay prove it’ ”, “Am I the only one? Lone voices to collective action”, “Spiritual Journeys”, “Growing-up Gay in the GDR”, “Experiences with the Campaign for Homosexual Equality”.
What both types of presentations, Historical Reading & Archival Source, have in common is that they help educate the British public about the neglected past understanding of past attitudes towards sex and gender (i.e. Festival Aim One).
Closing Date for this 2nd Call of Presentations 30th August 2015
Download the application forms below