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History in the Pub: Queer London
Tue 15 March 2016, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
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Our first History in the Pub of 2016, this time we explore and examine gay history in the capital.
The evening will include talks by.
Professor Matt Cook from Birkbeck College explores the changing face of London's queer scene from the second world war through to the start of the AIDS crisis. Drawing on various interviews he opens out some of London's lesser known queer quarters and communities which tugged against a burgeoning commercial scene.
Dr Lesley Hall - Wellcome Library Research Fellow, a historian who has published several books and numerous articles and chapters on issues to do with sexuality and gender in the UK in the 19th and 20th centuries - will draw on a sparse historical record on the topic to examine the earlier hints and the female friendship circles that to some extent sustained female partnerships, as well as the 1950s/60s precursors to the outburst of activism from the 70s.
Dr Rictor Norton - prolific social and literary historian, and one-time research editor of Gay News, who maintains an extensive website on gay history and literature - on "A Molly Map of Georgian London".
Our MC and quizmaster for the evening is Matt Brown, editor-at-large at Londonist.
Prize draws, fun, friendship.
London Historians members: FREE.
London Historians non-members: £5
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