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18th Annual LGBTQ+ Conference: UNORTHODOX

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The theme for the 18th LGBTQ+ history conference is the intersection between faith, religion and gender and sexuality. #UnorthodoxConf

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Unorthodox

/ʌnˈɔːθədɒks/

contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted.

Celebrating its 18th birthday, the LGBTQ+ History Conference is ‘coming of age’, yet it is still grappling with important themes in history and heritage. This year, the conference will be examining the intersection between faith, religion and gender and sexuality. #UnorthodoxConf

Ticket Prices - Pay What You Feel

London Metropolitan Archives is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to this year’s conference. This year we will be ticketing the conference using a 'pay what you can’ model’ The cost of a full price ticket to support London Metropolitan Archives in covering costs for the conference is £30.00. A suggested minimum payment is £10.00. Any profits made from the conference will go directly back into the Learning Programme, supporting us to continue our work.

Programme Details

The conference this year will be taking place on Zoom. Sessions will be taking place across three streams.

10.00-10:20 Opening and Highlights of the last 18 Years LGBTQI+ Archives Conference (Stream A)

10:20-11:05 Coming of Age - Looking back at 18 years of the LMA’s LGBTQI+ Archives Conference. Pre-recorded and live Q&A moderated by Sean Curran (Stream A)

11:05-12:05 Talk: LGBTQI+ Narratives of Belief in the Oral History Interview? (Stream B), Talk: A Practical Guide to Searching LGBTQIA+ Historical Records (Stream C), virtual tour of the LMA (Stream A)

12:05-13:00 Lunchtime chill with podcasts, videos and networking (Stream A)

13:00-14:00 Panel Discussion: Missing Voices in LGBTQI+ History? Moderated by Revd Jide MacCaulay (Stream A)

14:00-15:00 Talk: What should go into a Queer British Museum? (Stream B) , Talk: Does God have a gender? or The history of religion is gloriously queer (Stream C), virtual tour of the LMA (Stream A)

15:00-16:00 Panel Discussion: Queering Museums and Archives - The future of LGBTQI+ History & Heritage in the UK. Pre-recorded and live Q&A moderated by Dan Vo (Stream A)

16:00-16:45 Club Kali Network Presents: A Bollywood Dance for All , Thank You and Goodbye (Stream A)

Highlights

'#What Would You Put in Your Queer Museum?' If you could offer up one object to tell your story, what would that be? Queerator Dan Vo and Jeroen van Dijk facilitate a workshop that explores how collections can be more representative of the many voices of our diverse and beautiful LGBTIQA+ communities. 

'LGBTQI+ Narratives of Belief in the Oral History Interview' An Interactive Talk utilising multi-media materials, by members of The Oral History Society’s LGBTQ Special Interest Group.

'What Gender is God?' The history of religion is gloriously queer!’ Join Cheryl Morgan for a fascinating talk that will begin with the start of human civilisation in the city states of Sumer, then look around the world and through history at a variety of religious beliefs. It will look at gods who are both male and female, who change gender, and who play with gender.

‘A Practical Guide to Searching LGBTQIA+ Historical Records' Based around Norena Shopland’s development of her book A Practical Guide to Searching LGBTQIA+ Historical Records this session will instruct participants in recognising, and searching for, historic material.

Booking Details

All attendees who have registered via the Eventbrite link will be sent a full programme and the Zoom links 48hrs before the conference. Please refer to the timetable for more information.

Please note that some sessions will have a limited capacity so early booking is advised. Should you have any issue on the day then please do email events.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk and one of the team will be able to help you.

London Metropolitan Archives is also able to offer a limited number of free places to those who are unwaged or on a low income. Please email ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk for more information.

Recording

We will be recording the conference. We therefore suggest that you take steps to anonymise your identity if you do not wish to be filmed. This can be done by turning off your camera and changing your Zoom name. Selected recording from the day will be made available to those attending the conference via a private You Tube link within a week of the conference.

Accessibility

Pre recorded content will be provided with subtitles. Live content will be captioned on the day, please bear with us as there might be errors! Captions can be turned on and off according to your preference see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/207279736-Managing-and-viewing-closed-captioning for instructions.

Equality Statement

The London Metropolitan Archives is committed to promoting equality and inclusivity on its premises and online. All LGBTQI+ Archives Conference delegates receive equal treatment regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, faith/belief/religion, ethnic, racial or socioeconomic background, immigration status, age or ability.

We operate a zero-tolerance approach to any delegate being subjected to harm, threats of harm, bullying and harassment, discrimination, or any inappropriate behaviour or language, and reserve the right to remove delegates that display abusive and harmful behaviour from the conference with immediate effect.

The City of London Corporation is committed to equality, inclusivity and diversity and we stand in solidarity with BAME colleagues and communities. Black Lives Matter.

Support for the LGBTQ Programme

London Metropolitan Archives is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to our Learning programmes. All profits raised from the conference will go directly back into supporting us to continue our work and to develop the OUT LOUD programme.

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