Queer Localities: a two-day international conference
Birkbeck, University of London

30 November – 1 December 2017

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Timetable: draft at 24 July

Queer Localities: an international conference

Birkbeck, University of London

 

Invitation to Keynote Lecture:

You are warmly invited to Chris Waters’ public lecture at the ‘Queer Lives Past and Present: Interrogating the Legal’ conference, sister to the Queer Localities conference. Chris’s talk will bridge the two events.

Chris Waters, ‘Turing in Context: Sexual Offences in Cheshire in the 1950s’

Wednesday 29th November, 6.00pm, Clore Lecture Theatre, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E. Free, no need to book.

 

Queer Localities: an international Conference

Programme, Day One

Thursday 30th November

Clore Lecture Theatre, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E (until 5.45pm*)

9.00am Registration with tea and coffee

 

9.30 – 11.00 

 

Panel 1, Local Queer Heritage

Beth Asbury, ‘Out in Oxford’, Museums, Public History, Community Curation

Ross Brooks, ‘Beyond Brideshead: The Homoerotics of 1930s Oxford in the Photographs of Cyril Arapoff (1898-1976)’

Susan Ferentinos, ‘Main Street USA: Incorporating Queer Experiences into Local History Venues’.

 

11.00 – 11.30 Break with tea and coffee

 

11.30 – 1.00pm

 

Panel 2, Locality, Migration and Movement

Alva Traebert, ‘Great Expectations: Queer Migrants to Edinburgh and Oral History’

Mark Peart, ‘Sodom Island and Samuel Jones: Pandaemonium and sodomitical social order on Norfolk Island,1832-1846’

Craig Griffiths,   ‘International Travel in the 1970s and the making of the “gay world”’

Rachel Hope Cleves, ‘A “Queer Collection”: The English Colony in Florence in the 1920s and 1930s.’

 

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 3.00 Keynote Lecture

Valerie Korinek “The Prairies- Coming Out Strong”: Western Canadian Queer Communities, 1969-1985

 

3.00 – 3.30 Break with tea and coffee

 

3.30 – 5 .00

 

Panel 3, Out Of The City

Anne Balay, ‘Queer Circulations: Gay, Trans and Black Truck Drivers Tell Stories of Independence and of State Surveillance’

Zhenzhong Mu, ‘Queer Opera Fans’ Parties: “Sisterhood”, Politics, and Eroticism in Rural Southern China’.

Rebecca Jennings, ‘A thousand acres of red fertile earth’: The rural and the urban in 1970s visions of lesbian nation’

Peter Edelberg, ‘The harmful assumption of homophobia in the provinces’.

 

5.00 – 5.45 Drinks in the Clore Lecture Theatre Foyer

 

6.00pm ‘Behind the Scene: Queer Beyond London’ with Matt Cook, Alison Oram, Justin Bengry.

*Venue nearby, tbc

 

Queer Localities: an international Conference

Programme, Day Two

Friday 1st December

Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Lecture Theatre, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E

9.00.00am Registration and coffee

 

9.30 – 11.00  

 

Panel 4, Queer Beyond London 1

George Townsend, ‘Parson’s Pleasure, 1845-1992. Homosociality, Oxford, Oral History’

Louise Pawley, ‘The politics and pleasure of Brighton beach’

Gareth Longstaff, ‘The North South Divide? Examining Queer Intersections between Newcastle upon Tyne and London.’

Alan Butler, ‘Safe Spaces and Claimed Places: An Exploration of LGBT Representation In Sites on a Local Level’

 

11.00 – 11.30 Break with tea and coffee

 

11.30 – 1.00

 

Panel 5, Queer Beyond London 2

Daryl Leeworthy, ‘Gay Boyo Nights? Activism and Nightlife in South Wales, 1967-c.1985.’

Dominic Janes, ‘“Even in Arcadia, there am I”: The town of Rye in Sussex and the queering of the English idyll’

Simon Harding, ‘Generalisations and Assumptions versus the lived experience of LGBT people in medium sized cities’

 

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch break

 

2.00 – 3.00 Project Reports

Jude Woods, ‘Queerly does it: LGBTQ+ participation, methodology and influence. Leeds, Community Curation, Methodology’

Cheryl Morgan and Julian Warren, ‘Working with The City: an LGBT+ History Partnership. Bristol, Community History’

Surat-Shaan Knan, ‘Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in Britain’

Orla Egan, ‘Queer Republic of Cork: The development of Cork’s LGBT Community and of the Cork LGBT Archive’

 

3.00 Break with tea and coffee

 

3.30 – 5.00 Panel 6, Localising the Metropolis

Andrea Rottmann ‘Bars and Bedrooms: Public and Private Queer Spaces in Postwar Berlin.’

Gráinne O’Connell, ‘Anti-racism and the London Irish LGBTQ community in the post world war two period’.

Searle Kochberg and Margaret Greenfields, ‘How the local Jewish Liberal LGBTQ+ communities in London reconstruct and renew their own relationship to ritual and belief.’

Jenny Marsden, ‘Daughter of District Six: The Kewpie photographic collection.’

 

5.00 – 6.00 Drinks in the Clore Lecture Theatre foyer

 

6 .00– 7.00pm Del la Grace Volcano

 

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