Representing Queer Heritages

Start: Feb 23, 2016 05:00 PM
End: Feb 23, 2016 07:00 PM

Location: Room 609, UCL Institute of Archaeology

LBGT+ Month at UCL

The Institute of Archaeology's new Equality and Diversity forum will host an interdisciplinary panel discussion, with researchers across UCL and beyond, on the topic of representing queer heritages on 23 February. 

The panel discussion, taking place as part of LGBT+ History Month at UCL, will be chaired by Sefryn Penrose (UCL Institute of Archaeology) and will be followed by a reception.


Sefryn Penrose is Research Associate on the AHRC-funded Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage project.
Author of Images of Change: an archaeology of England’s contemporary landscape, she is a Steering Committee member of Historic England’s Pride of Place project.

Panel Members

  • Alison Oram, Professor of Social and Cultural History at Leeds Beckett University.
    Author of many articles and two books on LGBTQ history: The Lesbian History Sourcebook (2001) and Her Husband was a Woman! Women’s gender-crossing in modern British popular culture (2007). She is currently leading the Pride of Place: England’s LGBTQ Heritage project, funded by Historic England. The project has already launched an interactive crowd-sourced map. In September 2016 the team will launch an online exhibition on LGBTQ Heritage, teachers’ resources, and new online Guides to support the local and national listing of buildings of LGBTQ significance. Alison is also the Co-investigator on a major new AHRC-funded research project, Queer Beyond London 1965-2013.
  • John J Johnston, UCL Institute of Archaeology/Petrie Museum and Vice-Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society.
    Author and organiser of the Beyond Isis and Osiris: Alternative Sexualities in Ancient Egypt trail at the Petrie Museum.
  • Robert Mills, Reader in Medieval Art, UCL, and director of qUCL, UCL’s LGBTQ research network.
    Author of Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and A Gay History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Men Since the Middle Ages (Greenwood World Publishing, 2007 with D.S. Brewer, M. Cook, R. Trumbach, and H. Cocks). He is on the Steering Committee of Historic England’s Pride of Place project.
  • Kyle Lee-Crossett, UCL Institute of Archaeology
    PhD candidate working on diversity in archives and collections. He is on the Steering Committee of Historic England’s Pride of Place project.  
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Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Charlotte Frearson.

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