A friend of mine is hosted a conference at LJMU next month called Rethinking the Institution in the Long Nineteenth Century, it has several fantastic papers including fallen women and how they were institutionalised, trying to find solace in an institution, Sailor homes, mental health care and prison history. There are also excellent keynote speakers… Continue reading Shhh Family Secrets
I attended an interesting workshop yesterday at LJMU called "Getting Published". We looked at how to get published in journal publications, book publishing, presenting at conferences and the difficulty of publishing full stop etc. In addition, a good conversation developed around the importance and significance of blogging and the use of social media. I am… Continue reading A Blog about Blogging
Just too many labels? As you may know February marks LGBT History Month with various hubs and events being set up around the country including Manchester, Liverpool and Brighton amongst others. Similarly, the beginning of March marks an annual conference in conjunction with Schools Out called Sexing the Past. Each year has a theme and… Continue reading Sexing the Past What is and How to Do LGBT History
Last night Stuart Milk came to LJMU to give a really evocative and at times harrowing talk on continuing his uncle Harvey Milk's work and the Harvey Milk Foundation. The main message from Stuart was for people to be VISIBLE and celebrate in their individuality, differences and uniqueness. This is something I resonate in that… Continue reading Stuart Milk – Be visible!
Today I attended the Sex Appearance and Gender Identity workshop at my university led by Dr Stenton Mackenzie (LJMU) and Dr Pieta Schofield (University of Dundee). The workshop was underpinned by a quote from Kate Bolstein's, 'just don't be mean', when meeting, working with, engaging with or socialising with anyone from the trans* umbrella. This is an extensive… Continue reading ‘Fuck it or Fight it’