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Lifelong Learning

LGBT History Month 2013 Event

1 - 28 February 2013
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Event details

February 2013 is LGBT History month and will also see the 2nd Southampton Stonewall Lecture dedicated to exploring themes of lesbian and gay history.

Southampton Stonewall Lecture

Thursday 21st February 2013

The speaker in 2013 is Professor George Chauncey (Yale University), one of the foremost historians of modern homosexuality. His work on Gay New York (1890-1940) (1994) has been seminal in opening up the whole subject of modern homosexuality, providing historians with the skills needed to investigate further in case studies of urban homosexuality.

This is a rare chance to hear Professor Chauncey, one of the world's leading gender historians.

The title of his talk is Gay Culture in Postwar New York: Community Creation and Conflict.

This annual lecture has been devised specifically to explore the history of the gay/lesbian past but also to mirror the University's ongoing commitment to diversity and equality.


LGBT History Workshop

In addition, February 2013 will witness another one-day LGBT History Workshop at Avenue Campus in Room 2115. This will involve about eight short talks and discussions by historians from the university and the region: a chance therefore to learn about the latest developments in LGBT history. This time we will also have a roundtable discussion at the end of the day.

10am ‘Caged Song-Bird: The Queer Diary of a Stalin-Era Soviet Popular Singer’ Dan Healey (University of Reading)

11am ‘Embarrassed or Shameless? Sexualities and the Pet Shop Boys from It’s A Sin to Alan Turing’ Eve Colpus

12pm ‘Towards a Gay Anglo-Jewish History?’ Tony Kushner

1pm  Lunch break

2pm ‘“Be My Lennon”: LGBT Bournemouth and the Beatles’ James Cole

3pm ‘Queering Holocaust Memory: Aimee und Jaguar and the Representation of the Third Reich’ Neil Gregor

4pm ‘New York versus San Francisco: Gay American Poets and the Politics of Group Identity’ Peter Middleton

5pm Round-table conclusion: Julie Gammon, Joan Tumblety, Mark Cornwall


All welcome to attend the whole workshop or dip into individual papers. Talks start on the hour: 35-40 minutes followed by discussion.

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Speaker information

Professor George Chauncey,Yale University,Professor of History

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