Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.
Feb
6
Wed
Modern and Contemporary Forum (MAC) LGBT History Month Event @ University of Birmingham Arts building room 201
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Our February forum will have a special LGBT History Month theme! We have two speakers discussing their research on different aspects of LGBTQ history:

George Severs, University of Cambridge: ‘The Emotional Politics of Queer Sainthood during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in England’

Martha Robinson Rhodes, University of Birmingham: ‘Coming Out, Bisexuality and Ambivalence in Queer Oral Histories’

As usual, there will be time for questions and discussion, and plenty of refreshments. All welcome!

Feb
13
Wed
Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy @ Centre for Active Learning, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy @ Centre for Active Learning, Francis Close Hall Campus, University of Gloucestershire

Doing it in Public: Queer History beyond the Academy
Talk for LGBT History Month 2019 by Dr Justin Bengry, Goldsmiths, University of London.

History surrounds us. Across mass media, digital spaces, and the built environment, public history is a key site for making history both inside and outside the academy – and for making history accessible to the widest audience. Queer History is no different. Drawing on my experiences of working on major queer public history projects, including Historic England’s Pride of Place and Chanel 4’s Convicted for Love, this talk will explore first-hand the challenges and opportunities of doing queer public history. Our efforts as public historians are only ever partly about the past. They hold incredible resonance and importance in the present by highlighting long histories of gender and sexual diversity, struggle, and community building. Queer public history is important and it is urgent.

Prices
Admission for non-members – £3.00
Members and Students – Free.
Yearly Membership – £15

Everyone is Welcome

Location
Francis Close Hall