On this page you will find details of our previous events from 2018, the year the group was formed. We originally started out as the Queer History Reading Group and were generously supported by the History Department at the University of Warwick. We have since expanded beyond this remit and now offer a wider variety of events and resources.
'Queering the Archive, Archiving the Queer'
Wednesday 6th June, 2018 - 1-2pm
In collaboration with the Feminist History Group at the University of Warwick
This session ran as a reading group. Researchers came together to discuss articles from a special issue of the Radical History Review on 'Queering Archives', Issue 120 (Fall 2014):
- Daniel Marshall, Kevin P. Murphy & Zeb Tortorici - Editor's Introduction: Queering Archives: Historical Unravellings - Pages 1-11.
- Martin F. Manalansan, IV - The "Stuff" of Archives: Mess, Migration, and Queer Lives - Pages 94-107.
- Howard Chiang - Archiving Peripheral Taiwan: The Prodigy of the Human and Historical Narration - Pages 204-225.
Film Screening: Ka Bodyscapes
Monday 25th June, 2018 - 5-7pm
In collaboration with 'Queer' Asia
This event consisted of a film screening of Ka Bodyscapes followed by a Q&A session with the director Jayan Cherian.
Check out the following reviews to hear more about how the session went:
(Homo)Sexuality and the Colonial Archive
Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 - 1-2pm
This session ran as a reading group. Researchers came together to discuss chapters from a text.
The text for this session was:
Anjali R. Arondekar (2009) For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India. Durham: Duke University Press.
- Introduction: Without a Trace
- Chapter 2: Subject to Sodomy: The Case of Colonial India
Queerness & Class
Tuesday 4th December 2018 - 1-2pm
This session ran as a reading group. Researchers came together to discuss chapters from several texts.
The texts for this session were:
- Matt Houlbrook (2005) Queer London: Perils and Pleasures of the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957. Chicago.
- Chapter 7: "London's bad boys": homosex, manliness, and money in working-class culture
- Didier Eribon (2018) Returning to Reims. Cambridge.
- Chapter 1
- Edouard Louis (2018) The End of Eddy. London.