'Doing It in Public': Queer History Beyond the Academy

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 13th February 2019

Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham (please note the new venue)

Description: History surrounds us. Across mass media, digital spaces, and the built environment, public history is a key site for making history accessible to the widest audience. Drawing on Dr Bengry's experiences of working on major queer public history projects, including Historic England’s Pride of Place and Chanel 4’s Convicted for Love, this talk will explore first-hand the challenges and opportunities of doing queer public history. The speaker says, 'Our efforts as public historians are only ever partly about the past. They hold incredible resonance and importance in the present by highlighting long histories of gender and sexual diversity, struggle, and community building. Queer public history is important and it is urgent.'

How to book: Visitors please pay at the venue.

Price: Free to National HA Branch members, students (school and university). Visitors £3

Website: www.hagloucestershire.btck.co.uk

Organiser: Gloucestershire Branch

Lecturer: Dr Justin Bengry, Goldsmiths, University of London

Region: South-West England

Branch: Gloucestershire

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