queer history

Very Special Friendships: Glimpses of Queer Relationships Among Women in the Colonial Archive

by Kirsten Kamphuis (she/her/hers) As postcolonial historians have long demonstrated, everybody brings much more to the archive than their scholarly background. When I enter the archives of Roman Catholic teaching orders, as I have repeatedly done during my doctoral work on girls’ education in colonial… Read More »Very Special Friendships: Glimpses of Queer Relationships Among Women in the Colonial Archive

Two people holding hands at a Pride parade

notes on protest & breath

By Claire Tunnacliffe (she/they) Over a year has passed, as we have collectively held ourselves in. Locked down and away from friends, family – blood or chosen, the places, streets, bars, clubs, community spaces, and routines many of us structure our lives around – often… Read More »notes on protest & breath