GLF demonstration in Bow Street, London, 4 February 1971 © Getty Images

Centre for Queer History

We bring together scholars, activists, and community members to create a global hub for queer history research.

— GLF demonstration in Bow Street, London,1971 © McCarthy/Daily Express/Getty Images Projects
— GLF demonstration in Bow Street, London,1971 © McCarthy/Daily Express/Getty Images

Inside the department

Researchers

Meet the academics involved with the Centre for Queer History.

Projects

Explore the current projects/reports being undertaken by Centre for Queer History.

Events

Upcoming and archive events in the Centre for Queer History.

Bringing together dynamic networks of queer history researchers across disciplines, the Goldsmiths Centre for Queer History convenes an international speaker series, facilitates collaboration between academic and community partners, and is a hub for queer public history.

Interest in queer histories and the lives of LGBTQ people in the past crosses departments and disciplinary boundaries at Goldsmiths. Exciting and dynamic research is being undertaken not only in the Department of History but across the College.

Goldsmiths Queer History brings together students and staff at Goldsmiths and across the University of London. But we also engage with a wider public of community members, activists and heritage professionals who are engaged with questions of the queer past and who promote the value of sexual and gender diversity today. The study of queer history is as much about the present as the past.

Our work includes the provision of the first MA in Queer History, public history events, workshops, and the creation of the Goldsmiths Archive of Queer Life Histories.

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