As part of the project I’m organising several academic and public engagement events. Details of these – and other project relevant – events are posted here:
4 February 2014. Book Launch of Queer 1950s: Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years, edited Heike Bauer and Matt Cook. Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 6.00-8.00pm. Keynes Library, 43-46 Gordon Square, Birkbeck. Free. All Welcome. For further details, click on the following link: Queer1950sLaunchInvitation[smallpdf.com] I published preliminary research for the project in this collection, and will discuss my new AHRC-funded work as part of an introductory talk to the collection.
13 February 2014. Film Screening: Anders als die Andern/ Different From the Others (dir. Richard Oswald, 1919). Thursday, 12 Feb. 2014, 6.00-9.00pm. Birkbeck Cinema, 43-46 Gordon Square. AHRC-funded LGBT History event. This German silent movie -which will be shown with English subtitles – is the first film to deal with homosexual blackmail. It was produced in collaboration with Hirschfeld’s Institute of Sexual Science in Berlin. Hirschfeld himself stars as a sexologist. The film will be introduced by me, and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Silke Arnold-de Simine, Justin Bengry, Daniel Monk and Chrysanthi Nigianni. Free. All Welcome, but please register to secure your place: http://anders-als-die-andern.eventbrite.co.uk/. For further details, click on the following link: DifferentFromTheOthersEvent
13 June 2014. Symposium: Homophobia Rewritten: New Literary and Cultural Perspectives on Violence and Sexuality. AHRC-funded symposium featuring a keynote by Alison Donnell (Reading University) and papers from literary scholars, historians, gender scholars and cultural critics. The symposium offers special opportunity for postgraduates and Early Career Researchers to share their work with established academics working on a range of topics relating to homophobia. For the call-for-papers and further details click here.
8 October 2014. A Workshop on Violence in Queer and Trans Lives. AHRC-funded workshop featuring literary scholars and health professionals including Vernon Rosario (UCLA), a world-leading psychiatrist and expert in queer and trans health. For details click here.
12 November 2014. Graphic Details: Communities of Experience? JW3, London. This conference is based on the first touring exhibition of comics and cartoons by contemporary Jewish women, whose autobiographical comics confront issues personal and global. The event brings together academics and some of the artists whose work is exhibited including Ariel Schrag, who mentions Hirschfeld’s work in her coming-of-age comics, and Ilana Zeffren, an Israeli lesbian cartoonist who explores issues of identity in her work. For details click here.
6 December 2014. Lines of Dissent: The Twelfth LGBT History and Archives Conference at the London Metropolitan Museum. Co-organised with the Raphael Samuels Centre and open to everyone, the event focuses on the topic of ‘queer wills’ to explore (what we think we) know about issues of inheritance and LGBT life including a workshop facilitated by me. For details click here.