‘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?