Justin Bengry, Founder
Editor, Modern Europe and Queer History
Justin Bengry is Director of the Centre for Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London where he convenes the first MA in Queer History. He completed his PhD in 2010 in History and Feminist Studies at the University of California. He was lead researcher on the Historic England initiative Pride of Place: England’s LGBTQ Heritage as well as the AHRC-funded project Sexualities and Localities, the first comparative study of UK queer lives and experiences outside London. Justin’s research has appeared in History Workshop Journal, Socialist History, Media History and several international edited collections. He is an Associate of the Raphael Samuel History Centre in London, co-convener of the Institute for Historical Research’s seminar on the History of Sexuality, and on the advisory board for History Workshop Online. Justin’s research focuses on the intersection of homosexuality and consumer capitalism in twentieth-century Britain, and he is currently revising a book manuscript titled The Pink Pound: Capitalism and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Britain, which is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. Justin tweets from@justinbengry
Editor, Early Modern Europe
Stephen Brogan is a Visiting Lecturer and an Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he teaches early modern history. Prior to this he gained his AHRC-funded PhD as a mature student at Birkbeck. His book The Royal Touch in Early Modern England was published in 2015, and went into paperback in 2019. One of Stephen’s research interests is the Chevalier d’Eon (1728-1810), the French spy and cross-dresser who lived in London as a woman for much of the second half of his life. Stephen has published a revisionist account of d’Eon’s female self, arguing that d’Eon remained masculine regardless of his gender; in 2019 Stephen was a talking head on the French Secrets d’Histoire documentary devoted to the Chevalier. Stephen is a Fellow of The Royal Historical Society, and a Trustee of the Jacobite Studies Trust. He has a broad interest in LGBTQ history, history from below, and early modern printed images.
Editor, Ancient and Medieval World
Katherine Harvey is a medieval historian based at Birkbeck, University of London. She completed her PhD at King’s College London in 2012; since then she has been the Society for Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, a Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellow, and an associate lecturer at Birkbeck and at the Open University. She is the author of Episcopal Appointments in England, c. 1214-1344 (Ashgate, 2014), and The Fires of Lust: Sex in the Middle Ages (Reaktion, 2021). Katherine tweets from @keharvey2013
Editor, Social Media
Georgia Marker is an MA student at Goldsmiths, University of London, studying Queer History. She achieved a first class with distinction in her History BA at the University of Cambridge, with her undergraduate dissertation focusing on the portrayal of the AIDS crisis within the Women’s Liberation Movement magazine Spare Rib. Her MA dissertation is set to address drag persona Ruby Venezuela as a commercial object, promoted and sold by the drag performer Brian Pearce in the late twentieth century. Georgia hopes to contribute to a sparse area of drag historiography and pursue a career in similar histories
Amy Tooth Murphy, Founder
Editor, Modern Britain, LGBTQ and Oral History
Amy Tooth Murphy is Lecturer in Oral History at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she also co-directs the MA in Public History. She specialises in lesbian and queer oral histories and post-war lesbian history. Her other research interests include oral history theory and methodology, butch/femme cultures, queer public history, lesbian literature, queer theory, and memory and narrative. Amy completed her PhD entitled, ‘Reading the Lives between the Lines: Lesbian Oral History and Literature in Post-War Britain’, at the University of Glasgow in 2012. She is co-editor of New Directions in Queer Oral History: Archives of Disruption (Routledge, forthcoming 2022). Her current research project, ‘Historicising Butch’ is an examination of butch lesbian identity and lived experience and from 1950-Present via oral history interviews. She is recruiting interviewees in the UK and USA so get in touch for more information. Amy is a Trustee of the Oral History Society, member of the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group, and a member of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. In her spare time she enjoys reading Tintin books and trying to master his hairstyle. Amy tweets from @AmyToothMurphy
Editor, Social Media
Brian Trump is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Kansas, researching sexuality, rural/urban space, and the American state. His dissertation—“Sex Crimes and Criminal Sexuality: Legislating and Policing Boundaries of Community in Nebraska, 1880-1980”—explores how attempts to regulate and prosecute moral crimes and sexual violence reinforced ideas of belonging and local citizenship in terms of race, class, and mobility. He received his BA in History and Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.