So, last night was the opening of the brand new exhibition part of the Museum of Liverpool called Tales from the City. What a fabulous turn out! It was so busy with so many people all there to celebrate the same thing. And I got to spend the evening with Caroline Paige and her cousin… Continue reading #LGBTTalesFromTheCity
Yes, I have been extremely lax with my publishing recently... But I have been super busy! I presented at the British Association of Victorian Studies in August, submitted my transfer report, worked on 2 potential publications (watch this space). Oh and I went on an incredible holiday just to round off my first year of… Continue reading Overshadowed
This week I have been researching freakshows, sideshows and onstage performance in the nineteenth century. I have read a fascinating article by Nadja Durbach that investigates John Merrick's life.(1) It specifically looks at the relationship between freakshows and science/medicine. Although I initially did not consider that there was a relationship between the pair, by the… Continue reading John Merrick.
Another busy couple of weeks! I am struggling with the pace of keeping all my plates spinning and working to those deadlines! Anyway, I had to opportunity to attend the opening of Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity at the Liverpool Walker Art Gallery. It has prided itself on bringing together a diverse collection of… Continue reading Coming Out Exhibtion
I been a little lax this past month, I have been super busy finalising projects, presenting, planning publication submissions (exciting) as well as just, you know, living! I presented my first piece of work on gender passing as a PGR student to a none history audience on my APS Faculty Day at LJMU. It was… Continue reading APS Faculty Day