Thank you for your patience awaiting further posts. Soon we will be posting conference reports from our delegates who received our bursaries. In the mean time, take a look at this upcoming conference at one of our host institutions, the London Metropolitan Archives.
Queer Time; Queer Place; Queer Action: Sexualities and Localities is the 14th annual LGBTQ History and Archives conference hosted by the London Metropolitan Archives, and this year has been created with the involvement of the Raphael Samuel History Centre and the Sexualities and Localities project (a collaboration between Birkbeck College and Leeds Beckett University). Click here for tickets.
Queer Time; Queer Place; Queer Action: Sexualities and Localities
Sat 3 December 2016 09:30 – 17:00
BREAKING OUT! NEW PROJECTS, RESEARCH AND IDEAS
The morning workshops introduce new and emerging LGBTQ projects which use history, culture and archive material in progressive ways to record experience, affirm identities, bring about change and assert the importance of LGBTQ experience.
10AM Welcome and Introduction
10.15AM-1PM BREAKING OUT! WORKSHOPS
1. SUITCASE UNDER THE BED / Ajamu
The history, experiences and achievements of Black LGBT People rarely appear in the social and cultural history of both the Black community and the wider LGBT community in the UK. This project sets out to record the real experience of Black LGBT people.
2. QUEER TOURS OF LONDON-A MINCE THROUGH TIME / Dan Glass and Dan Laverick
The tours will be launched in 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. They will tell the story of London’s queer history, shedding light on the lives, spaces, sexual encounters, identities, repression and resistance that form the backdrop of LGBTQI lives today.
3. ISLINGTON’S PRIDE / Alex Smith
Islington Heritage have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create an archive focusing on the London Borough of Islington’s LGBT heritage. Islington has been highly influential in the growth of the LGBT community, its organisations and rights through the 20th and into the 21st century. www.islingtonspride.com @islingtonspride
4. HISTORY PIN – crowdsourcing queer heritage / Nicole Emmenegger
historypin.org is a free on-line platform for people to share photos and stories, telling the histories of their local communities. Recent and upcoming LGBTQ+ related projects include digitising oral histories and memorabilia of UK queer history since 1967 and the ‘LGBTQ America’ project working together with the US National Park Service.
12.45pm DISCUSSION AND FINAL QUESTIONS
The afternoon sessions explores queer life beyond London with a scene setting talk from the QBL team, a panel discussion with contributors from Brighton, Plymouth, Leeds and Manchester, and workshops exploring your experiences and associations of these very different places.
2-2.30PM SETTING THE SCENE
2.30-3.30PM PROVINCIAL CITY WORKSHOPS: BRIGHTON; PLYMOUTH; LEEDS AND MANCHESTER
The workshops will explore the unique LGBTQ communities and histories in these very different cities. What do they have in common? What impact do unique local histories in each city have on their LGBTQ past? And where might your community fit into LGBTQ history?
YOU ARE INVITED TO CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOUR WORKSHOPS.
2.30-2.55PM Workshop Period A
2.55-3:20PM Workshop Period B
3.40-4.30PM Panel Discussion
4.30-4.45PM Final Words and Close