Reflecting on LGBT History Month 2016

Hannah-Rose Murray, PhD Student in the Department of American and Canadian Studies and LGBT History Month Director, Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice, reflects on events organised by the RPA during February 2016. Over the last few weeks, the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area at The University of Nottingham has supported the University’s …

The power of art – giving a voice to the oppressed

Guest post by Ibitsam Ahmed, PhD student in the School of Politics and International Relations. A recurring theme throughout the events marking LGBT History Month at The University of Nottingham was how arts and culture have been some of the most powerful avenues of queer expression and solidarity. I was fortunate enough to present at two …

Who controls our sexuality? LGBT History Month ends with Foucault, BDSM and his philosophy of power

In this guest post, Emily Howard, final-year history student and writer for the University’s student life blog, reflects on the ‘Discipline and punish’ event held on Thursday 25 February. Sex education in UK schools has been widely criticised from a variety of angles and perspectives, but no reform will be introduced at a state level …

LGBT History Month – thank you!

In this closing blog post, Claire Henson, People and Culture Events Co-ordinator, reflects on another fantastic LGBT History Month. As we come to the end of LGBT History Month 2016 at The University of Nottingham, it has been truly fantastic to look back on the events and activities that have been run throughout February to …

Out in Education – increasing LGBT awareness in schools, one year on

Guest post by Bryony Harper, president of the Nottingham branch of Out in Education. For some background, read their post from last year’s LGBT History Month. Out in Education is a student-led project which takes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT*) students into local schools to share their experiences in order to increase the understanding of …

Events for LGBT History Month 2016

February is LGBT History Month, and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate and explore LGBT culture with academic lectures, discussion, film screenings and more. Almost all events are free, and most are open to the public as well as staff and students. Get these dates in your diary and come along to one (or all!) of …

LGBT History Month 2015 round-up

February 2015 saw fantastic LGBT History Month events take place across the University, including film screenings, public talks and more. @UoNResearch had the privilege to attend and live-tweet a number of these events, which we then collected and Storified. You can read through highlights from four talks and discussions below. The full programme for the month can …

LGBT History Month 2015 – thank you!

Claire Henson, Equality and Diversity Officer, looks back on a memorable LGBT History Month as it draws to a close. February is now coming to a close and on Wednesday 25 February, The University of Nottingham ran its last event for LGBT History Month 2015. Dr Max Biddulph and Professor David Brailsford delivered an engaging …

Rainbow Heritage: LGBT celebration on campus

On Tuesday 17 February, Nottingham’s Department of American and Canadian Studies is hosting a special LGBT History Month evening in collaboration with Rainbow Heritage, a long-standing project celebrating Nottinghamshire’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lives, hidden history and culture. Below, David Edgley introduces his organisation and reflects on the ideas behind the special exhibition that will be …

‘To be real!’: Paris is Burning Film Screening

Hannah Murray is a PhD student in American & Canadian Studies, where she is writing a thesis on liminal whiteness in nineteenth-century American literature. In this post, she looks forward to a screening of Paris is Burning as part of LGBT History Month. On Monday 9 February the Department of American & Canadian Studies will …