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LGBT+ and Queer Histories – Getting Started

LGBT+ and Queer Histories – Getting Started

This resource is one of several to accompany the RHS LGBT+ Histories and Historians Report, published on 28 September 2020. This page offers some starting points - quick reading (and listening) suggestions and examples of online resources for those who want to begin...

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LGBT+ Histories – Reading List

LGBT+ Histories – Reading List

LGBT+ and queer histories are vast and varied. This list gives a sense of the range and diversity, across time and space, of the LGBT+ histories already available. It represents some of the readings the members of the RHS LGBT+ working group would recommend - from...

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LGBT+ Archives, Networks and Heritage

LGBT+ Archives, Networks and Heritage

This page lists some academic and professional groups and networks for LGBT+ historians, and histories, museums, archives and major collections of LGBT+ history. These range from small community projects to large national institutions. If you would like to recommend...

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Gender-Neutral Pronouns

Gender-Neutral Pronouns

Using correct pronouns for non-binary and trans people is a simple indication of acknowledgement and respect. Gendered appearance does not reliably tell you about a person’s gender. Checking which pronouns to use, and then doing so consistently, is an easy way to...

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LGBT+ Guidance, Support and Advice

LGBT+ Guidance, Support and Advice

Many respondents to the RHS LGBT+ survey reported witnessing or experiencing bullying, harassment or discrimination, either as a personal experience or as a witness. Many more indicated that they would not know what to do if they were in this position. All higher...

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Contexts and Other Reports

Contexts and Other Reports

The RHS LGBT+ Histories and Historians report sits within and contributes to a large body of work, undertaken over many decades, reporting on the lived experiences of LGBT+ communities and advocating for change. This work helps explain, and provide important context...

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Hands On Learning – Emma Vickers

Hands On Learning – Emma Vickers

Dr Emma Vickers is Senior Lecturer in History at Liverpool John Moores University. Her first book, Queen and Country: Same Sex Desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-1945 (Manchester, 2013) explores the intersection between same-sex desire and service in the British...

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Integrating Histories – Craig Griffiths

Integrating Histories – Craig Griffiths

Dr Craig Griffiths is Lecturer in Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a historian of twentieth-century Europe, specialising in modern German history, queer history and the history of sexuality. He is a co-founder and convenor of the History of...

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Queer History in Northern Ireland – Tom Hulme

Queer History in Northern Ireland – Tom Hulme

Dr Tom Hulme is Senior Lecturer in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen's University Belfast. He is a specialist in urban culture (1880-1940), in Britain, the US and (most recently) Ireland; and the popular place of the past in modern...

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From the Hacienda to Hagiography – Bob Mills

From the Hacienda to Hagiography – Bob Mills

Professor Bob Mills is Professor of Medieval Studies and Head of the History of Art Department at UCL. Between 2015 and 2018 he directed UCL’s queer research network qUCL and has been a member of its LGBTQ+ Advisory Group since 2012. Previously Bob was director of...

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On Visibility – Pippa Catterall

On Visibility – Pippa Catterall

Professor Pippa Catterall is Professor of History and Policy at the University of Westminster, and specialises in modern British political, religious, diplomatic and constitutional history. She also teaches public policy for the Hansard Society. In 1999 Pippa...

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Beginning with Unfamiliarity – Justin Bengry

Beginning with Unfamiliarity – Justin Bengry

Dr Justin Bengry is a cultural historian specialising in history of sexualities and the queer past. Lecturer in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London, he convenes the MA in Queer History,  the first masters course of its kind. He was the lead researcher on...

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