LGBTQ+ History Month is observed every February in the UK. To mark the annual celebration, here's a look at some of the research, voices and queer history talks from the past year at Goldsmiths.
Listen again to Queer History talks
The MA Queer History course at Goldsmiths is the first of its kind in the world. Launched in Autumn 2017, the pioneering programme is one of the most exciting areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one.
Listen again to some of the guest lectures
Re/configuring Queer Black Heritage
Queerly Invisible, Female Desire in Medieval England
Students' Union LGBTQ+ History Month Events
From talks, films and a queer book club, to the annual genderf*ck ball at the end of February, the students' union at Goldsmiths has organised a range of events to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month.
"Growing up in the last century…it wasn’t very easy to be trans."
Natacha Kennedy reflects on trans experiences and talks about research into how young people today come out as trans
How can a better understanding of homophobia help to fight it? Dr Keon West's research explores
Queer lives beyond the Metropolis
Recent years have witnessed a soaring interest in the lives of LGBTQ people in rural and smaller town settings. At the same time, the bias of queer studies' focus on on larger urban centres has been criticised.
On 8 February, Goldsmiths will host a discussion of the issues this bias creates, by exploring the ways in which the distinction between rural and urban surroundings play out in queer history.
Chaired by Dr Hannah Elias (Goldsmiths Associate Lecturer in History) the event will also feature contributions from other scholars of Queer History and Gender Studies from Goldsmiths, Lund University and UCL.
Queer Between the Covers exhibition
Explore over 250 years of queer literature this LGBTQ+ history month. See illustrated novels, manuscripts and rare editions in the exhibition ‘Queer Between the Covers’, on display at University of London’s Senate House Library.