Tag: public history

Rainbow Plaques: Mapping York’s LGBT History

Kit Heyam There are over 70 plaques in York, marking historically significant places from a Roman fortress (Bootham) to a minuscule street (Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate). While the original “blue plaque” scheme was started by English Heritage, any group may erect a plaque, marking spaces linked to people or events they consider worthy […]

A Sexologist and his two Archives: Erwin J. Haeberle

Interviewed by Heike Bauer and Jana Funke Erwin J. Haeberle is the founder of two archives – the “Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archive” and the “Archive for Sexology” – which between them constitute one of the most significant collections of sexological work and related materials available. Initially a literary scholar in the 1960s, Haeberle’s discovery of the […]

Scale – Spectacle – Spectatorship: Space as a Category of Queer Analysis

Andrea Rottmann “Making an Exhibition of Ourselves: Desiring Bodies, Practices and Histories” was the title of a panel sponsored by the Committee for LGBT History at this year’s American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in New York. One of thirteen panels dedicated to “Promiscuous Interdisciplinarity,” the issues that participants debated ranged […]

Curating LGBTQ Histories: Queer Season at Sutton House

Sean Curran Just a decade ago, the idea of an exhibition addressing LGBT themes in a National Trust house would likely have been dismissed. Today, however, the Trust is desperately trying to eschew its reputation as a stuffy and conservative organisation that, as writer George Monbiot notes, regurgitates a ‘sanitised, tea-towel history’. […]