Matt Cook, History Workshop Journal editor and professor of modern history at Birkbeck, on a moving collection of oral histories gathered from people living in the city of Brighton and Hove, who identify in various ways as trans.
Anne Lister’s diaries, detailing her love affairs with women, weren’t published until 1988, centuries after her death. In the latest post for the new Radical Books series, Laura Gowing examines how ‘I Know My Own Heart’ transformed the recovery of lesbian histories.
‘Outing Octavia: Transforming Queer Heritage in Britain’: Goldsmiths Queer History Inaugural Lecture by Professor Alison Oram, 6pm, 2 November 2017, Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths.
There is both precedent and demand for a queer museum. Make it happen!
Homosexuals needed to communicate, they needed to debate and, most important of all, they needed to organize.
British academic historians are now painfully familiar with the imperative to research our own impact. Our funding is to be dependent, in part, on the measurable impact of our researches in the domain outside the academy. For radical history this raises an interesting potential. Might the drive to narrate impact give us another story?