Professor Alison Oram (Institute of Historical Research)
‘What is Queer Heritage? How Intimacies and Desires Shape Buildings and Places’
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How do we see and value everyday queer heritage? How have same-sex intimacies and gender diversity in the past been layered into the places we inhabit today?
Queer heritage has recently become ever more visible as buildings have had their LGBT+ histories rescued. These are increasingly recognised as an important part of the story both for the places and for our wider national heritage.
This lecture will draw on the queer heritage projects that Alison Oram has been involved with. She will look at places that might be ‘queer’ because of their architectural style or thanks to their association with LGBT+ inhabitants or activities.
Professor Alison Oram is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London and Professor Emerita at Leeds Beckett University. She led the team who delivered ‘Pride of Place: England’s LGBTQ Heritage’ for Historic England in 2015-16 and co-wrote the guidebook Prejudice and Pride: Celebrating LGBTQ Heritage for the National Trust’s 2017 theme in 2017: https://historicengland.org.uk/research/inclusive-heritage/lgbtq-heritage-project/
Her most recent book on lesbian and queer history is Her Husband was a Woman! Women’s Gender Crossing in Modern British Popular culture (2007). She is currently completing a co-authored book (with Prof Matt Cook) and other publications for the AHRC-funded research project ‘Queer Beyond London’: http://queerbeyondlondon.com/
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