Matt Cook

cook_matt_0Matt Cook is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a cultural historian specializing in the history of sexuality and the history of London in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition to three edited collections on LGBTQ histories, he is author of two books: London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885 – 1914 (2003) and Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London (2014). Matt is also Birkbeck Director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre and an editor of History Workshop Journal.

Alison Oram

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Alison Oram is Professor of Social and Cultural History at Leeds Beckett University and a leading scholar of gender and sexuality, popular culture, public history and intersections of these with LGBTQ heritage. She is author of numerous articles and two books on LGBTQ history: The Lesbian History Sourcebook (2001) and most recently Her Husband Was a Woman!” Women’s Gender-Crossing and Modern British Popular Culture (2007). Alison also leads the project “Pride of Place: England’s LGBTQ Heritage“, an initiative funded by Historic England, the government agency responsible for protecting England’s historic buildings and landscapes.

Justin Bengry

Justin Bengry is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a cultural historian of modern Britain researching the relationship between homosexuality and capitalism. He is an Associate of the Raphael Samuel History Centre, Editorial Fellow for History Workshop Online, and undertook research for the Historic England initiative Pride of Place. Justin is founder and editor of the international history of sexuality blog NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality.

Katy Petit

katyKaty Petit is the project Administrator for Queer beyond London and a cultural historian of modern Britain. Her PhD examined the The Food Culture of East London, 1880 to 1914, offering a re-reading of the cultural history of East London’s working class by focusing on the culture of food.