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

30 November – 1 December 2017

Free and open to all, but please REGISTER your place here

Click here to view the Conference Programme.

Queer Localities explores the recent turn to the local and the particular in queer historical work. Activists, heritage experts, community groups and historians look beyond sweeping national and metropolitan stories to explore the shape that locality gives to queer identities, communities, politics, families and histories. The conference includes papers, project reports and keynote presentations from:

  • Valerie Korinek, “The Prairies- Coming Out Strong”: Western Canadian Queer Communities, 1969-1985
  • Matt Cook, Alison Oram and Justin Bengry, Behind the Scene: queer beyond London

In association with the Raphael Samuel History Centre, the Queer Localities conference is part of a major two-year AHRC funded project ‘Sexualities and Localities’ …. Or as we prefer ‘Queer Beyond London’

Web: queerbeyondlondon.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/QueerBeyondLondon
Twitter: @QueerBeyondLDN

If you would like further information get in touch with Katy at k.pettit@uel.ac.uk

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Queer Localities is part of a week-long exploration of LGBTQ histories at Birkbeck and the London Metropolitan Archive:

  • ‘Interrogating the Legal’ (also at Birkbeck) on Wednesday 29 November (booking details soon available here). Keynote speaker, Chris Waters, Turing in Context: Sexual Offences in Cheshire in the 1950s
  • Talking Back! The London Metropolitan Archives 15th LGBTQ History and Archives Conference on Saturday 2nd December (book here)
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