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What is LGBT(Q) History and where do we stand? History Postgraduates and LGBT History

November 7, 2012
Queen Mary, University of London


London
United Kingdom

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We are delighted to be able to announce the programme for What is LGBT(Q) History and where do we stand? History Postgraduates and LGBT History Month . The event will be held on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th November 2012, Queen Mary, University of London

The conference will bring postgraduates and early career scholars together to present on diverse range of topics and consider the state of the field today. A panel event will be held on the Wednesday evening to explore some of the definitional, historical, political and activist implications of “LGBT history” and to explore how researchers might better engage with LGBT history month and community history. The panel will feature Laura Doan (Professor of Cultural History and Sexuality Studies, University of Manchester and author of Fashioning Sapphism), Julian Jackson (Professor of History, Queen Mary and author of Living in Arcadia. Homosexuality, Politics and Homosexuality in France from the Liberation to Aids), the activist and founder of Age of Diversity Lindsay River, and the chair of LGBT History Month and Schools Out, Sue Sanders.

The event is open to all. There is no conference fee, but we will ask for a voluntary £5 donation on the day for those who feel they can afford it. To register please fill in the form here: http://whatislgbtqhistory.blogspot.co.uk/p/registration_10.html. The conference is kindly supported by LGBT History Month, Queen Mary, and the Royal Historical Society.

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Craig Griffiths (Queen Mary) and Charles Smith (Loughborough)

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Craig Griffiths, c.griffiths@qmul.ac.uk

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