How can we write the history of AIDS activism so that all stories are equally important? In this episode of the History Workshop podcast, Sarah Schulman discusses how she navigated that challenge in her new book Let The Record Show: a Political History of ACT-UP New York.
What lessons does the history of AIDS activism hold as we navigate the COVID pandemic? Matt Cook and Debra Levine join Marybeth Hamilton in discussion for the History Workshop podcast.
‘I have felt a chill of recognition’. Matt Cook interrogates the emotional resonances invoked by Channel 4’s TV drama serial ‘It’s A Sin’ and what this means for the recognition of memories of grief in suspension.
As an object, the dental dam awkwardly straddles the history of AIDS activism and queer sexuality, acting as an assertion that sex doesn’t require the presence of a penis to be real sex, while acknowledging simultaneously that such sex still carries risks. The dental dam was deployed as an object for sexual use in an attempt to abate the risk of HIV transmission, but its questionable efficacy as a barrier against the virus has reduced it, for some at least, to a latex relic of historical fears.
James Grannell explores the important role that Gay Health Action played in demystifying information about HIV and AIDS prevention in 1980s Ireland. GHA’s matter-of-fact publications sought to ‘meet people where they were’.
How did an American comic book publisher become a crusader in the fight against HIV/AIDS? Frances Reed unearths the forgotten story of Eclipse Enterprises and its collectable AIDS trading cards, currently on display at the Royal College of Nursing.
In this lecture marking World AIDS Day 2016, Prof. Cook traces the emotional landscape of Britain at a key turning point in the history of AIDS.