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Queer(y)ing the Past: An Afternoon of Alternative Archaeology - with wine!

When Feb 26, 2019
from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street
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Contact Phone 01223 333528
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A series of talks will explore the topic of sexuality and gender in the past. Talks will also address the issues of undertaking field research as LGBTQ+ archaeologists. No registration required.

  • 14:00-15:00 Prof Richard B. Parkinson (Oxford) “Moments of Identification: LGBTQ+ History and Heritage”
  • 15:00-15:30 Refreshment break
  • 15:30-15:45 Dr Rebecca Flemming (Cambridge) “The Archaeology of the Classical Clitoris”
  • 15:45-16:00 Axel Getz (Cambridge) “Heritagization of Queer History: Seeing LGBT+ Narratives in the Built Environment”
  • 16:00-16:15 Dr Jennifer Grove (University of Exeter) “Ancient Artefacts and Sex Education: Exploring Gender and Sexual Diversity with the University of Exeter’s “Sex & History” project”
  • 16:15-16:30 Surat-Shaan Knan (Liberal Judaism) “Twilight People heritage project outcomes: non-binary gender and sexes in Judaism”
  • 16:30-16:45 Eleanor Armstrong (UCL) “Reflections on Queering the Science Museum”
  • 16:45-17:00 Alessandro Ceccarelli (Cambridge) “Archaeology, Sexuality and Gender in India”
  • 17:00-18:00 Wine reception

For details of other LGBT+ History month events taking place in Cambridge please see the Encompass Network's calendar here: 


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