TUESDAY 15 MAY 2018, 6PM-8PM
Graduate Centre, Room 603
Queen Mary, University of London,
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
History Acts workshops are led by activists, who give a short talk or presentation about their work. Historians working on a relevant topic will then respond, before opening it up to group discussion.
Action for Trans Health London is a grassroots organisation which seeks to democratise and improve trans* healthcare. Their word includes raising funds to facilitate trans* individuals’ access to healthcare, engaging with medical professionals about trans* health, and engaging the trans* community about health issues.
Morgan M. Page is a Canadian artist, writer and activist based in London. She is the author of the widely-distributed BRAZEN: Trans Women’s Safer Sex Guide. She is the recipient of the Youthline’s Community Empowerment Award (2011), along with two 2013 SF MOTHA awards. She is also the host of the trans history podcast, One from the Vaults.
Dr Kit Heyam is a researcher and a transgender awareness trainer, based in Leeds, specialising in public sector, higher education and non-profit organisations (including choirs). His research interests concern transgressive sexual behaviour in medieval and early modern England and France, and his PhD (University of Leeds, 2017) investigated Edward II’s developing historiographical reputation during the period 1305-1700. He has published articles on gender nonconformity and LGBT history.
Dr Clare Tebbutt is a Lecturer in Modern British Social History at the University of York. Her research lies in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British cultural history, especially queer history, histories of the body and of social change. Her research examines how medico-scientific concepts surrounding hormones, sex and gender were incorporated into 1930s popular culture, in particular, the many press accounts of people whose sex was deemed to have changed. Her next project looks at how women’s sport prior to the 1960s tackled the question of who qualified as a woman.
Dr Catherine Baker is Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History at the University of Hull. She is a specialist in post-Cold War history, international relations and cultural studies, including the post-Yugoslav region in a transnational and global context. Catherine’s current projects include relationships between the military and popular culture; the cultural politics of international events (including the Eurovision Song Contest); transnational LGBTQ politics and identities since the late Cold War, including queer representation in media; and ‘race’ in the Yugoslav region.
History Acts is a radical history forum, affiliated to the Raphael Samuel Centre, and based at the University of London. Our goal is to bring together radical and left-wing historians and contemporary activists. We look for new ways to engage as academics with contemporary struggles, to learn from activists, and to see how we can use what expertise and institutional resources we have to provide active solidarity.