LGBT History Month 2018

  • Rewley House
  • Rothermere American Institute
  • University College
  • New college
  • Maths Building
  • Exeter and Jesus college fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • Exeter and Jesus college fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • Rainbow flag flying over Exeter College 2016
  • History Common room fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • History Faculty fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • Jesus college fly the rainbow flag 2016
  • Somerville fly the rainbow flag 2016  
  • Brasenose college       
  • Music Faculty
  • Radcliffe Humanities Building   

LGBT History Month Lecture with Asad Dhunna

This year’s annual Lecture, organised by the LGBT+ Staff Network, will be delivered by Asad Dhunna, a London based marketing and communications director. He has written for various publications including the Guardian
and the Huffington Post. Asad’s blog explores his faith and sexuality, and he also started the podcast Muslim Pride.
Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 6pm
Venue: Mathematical Institute
Booking is recommended:

Party at the Pitt: An LGBT History Month Celebration

Community groups, queer theorists, curators, performers and artists come together to celebrate LGBT History Month 2018. Join us for a night celebrating LGBTQ+ histories from Oxfordshire and beyond. Expect live performances, pop-up exhibitions, micro-talks and interactive activities. Booking essential. All welcome!

Date & Time: Saturday 24 February 18.00-22.00
Location: Pitt Rivers Museum, Robinson Close, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP
Ticket Prices: Standard Admission - £5.00, Concession (Student, Unwaged, Under 16, 65+) - £3.00
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TORCH presents: LGBTQ+ Trusted Source Writing Workshop

This workshop will focus on LGBTQ+ people, places and objects within the National Trust and how we can engage with the public to make these hidden histories more visible.
Come along to find out more about Trusted Source and the National Trust’s LGBTQ+ project, Prejudice & Pride, then start developing articles using provided resources. Please also feel welcome to bring along your own ideas. Facilitated by Alice Purkiss, the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate for Oxford University and the National Trust.
The workshop will be followed by a free lunch.

Date: 2 February 2018
Time: 10am - 1pm
Venue: Colin Matthew Room, Faculty of History, George Street.
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University of Oxford’s Queer Studies Network presents: 

Conceptualising homophobia, lesbian classical reception and masculinity in Joyce’s Dubliners
Professor Dan Healey (History and Russian) will discuss conceptualizing homophobia in different social science and humanities disciplines. Mara Gold (DPhil Classics) will discuss lesbian classical reception during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the place of classics in the formation of lesbian identities, relationships and networks. Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston (DPhil English) will discuss how queer theory can be used to unpack Joyce's interrogation of Irish masculinity in Dubliners.
Date: 22 January 2018
Time: 12.30
Meet at the Merton Porter’s Lodge by 12:30 and we will walk to the Mure Room together. All are very welcome to attend, including undergraduate students and non-academic staff.
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Queer Theory Research Lunch
Notes on vegan camp, queer representation in dictionaries and queer prisoners in Francoist Spain
Emelia Quinn (DPhil English): whether a specifically vegan camp is possible, or worth having, exploring whether camp might offer a productive move away from the sincerity and despair that often characterizes vegan responses to violence. Stephen Turton (DPhil English): public reactions on social and news media to the addition of queer identity terms to mainstream dictionaries, and the language-ideological debates these reactions highlight. Sonia Cuesta Maniar (DPhil History): the experience of queer prisoners in Spain during the 1960s and 1970s, and how social and perceived sexual dissidence became the government’s new target during the later years of Francoism.
Date: 5 February 2018
Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm
Venue: Mure Room, Merton College

Queer Theory Research Lunch
Queer theory „from” Africa, queer memory/ lesbian activism and queering Chinese-speaking societies
Dr Thomas Hendriks (African Studies): queer theory „from” Africa. Emma Day (DPhil American History): how the queer theory of 21 memory informs her research on lesbian activists in New York and California who carried out civil disobedience protests at political funerals to counter the invisibility of lesbian risk during the AIDS crisis. Flair Donglai Shi (DPhil English): using the feminist action film So Close (2005) to counter the antagonist divisions proposed by Sinophone Studies by arguing that queer theory can help us uncover connections among different Chinese-speaking societies in East Asia.
Date: 19 February 2018
Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm
Venue: Mure Room, Merton College

Queerying Spaces: Transnational Perspectives
Walaa Alqaisiya, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Human Geography at Durham University, will be presenting on ‘The Politics and Aesthetics of Decolonial Queering in Palestine’. Dr Mojisola Adebayo, a British born, Nigerian-Danish performer, playwright, director, producer and academic based at Queen Mary, will be presenting on ‘A Reflection on Mojisola Adebayo’s Afriquia (Black/ Queer) Theatre of Ubuntu from Antarctica to Africa’. Dr Sneha Krishnan, Junior Research Fellow in Human Geography at St John’s College, will be presenting on ‘Queerness as Method: Doing Transnational Histories of Childhood’.
Date:  28 February 2018
Time: 5.15 – 7pm
Venue: The Rothermere American Institute