previous events: 2018

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
6th June, 2018
A collaboration with the Feminist History Group at the University of Warwick

During this reading group session 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.
'Queering the Archive, Archiving the Queer'
Film Screening: Ka Bodyscapes
25th June, 2018
A collaboration with 'Queer' Asia

Speaker: Jayan Cherian

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:

Ka Bodyscapes
(Homo)Sexuality and the Colonial Archive
23rd October, 2018

This session had researchers coming together to discuss chapters from Arondekar's book For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India.


  • 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
(Homo)Sexuality and the Colonial Archive
Queerness & Class
4th December, 2018

During this session researchers discussed several books including Queer London: Perils and Pleasures of the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957, Returning to Reims and The End of Eddy 


  •  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.


Queerness & Class