Event Date: 12 June 2013
London, E2 8EA
The Geffrye Museum in partnership with the Raphael Samuel History Centre present:
Explore the meanings and practicalities of home-making for lesbians and gay men past and present at this fascinating roundtable discussion.
- Brent Pilkey‘s (University College London) research takes a queer approach to architectural history by looking at the domestic spaces of ordinary Londoners.
- Alison Oram (Leeds Metropolitan University) explores how knowledge of same-sex love in the past is disseminated at historic houses, often seen as the most conservative type of heritage site.
- Amy Murphy’s (Glasgow University) research concerns lesbian identity in post-war Britain, with particular focus on the way it relates to interior, domestic worlds.
- Matt Cook (Birkbeck College) has investigated how gay men’s lives relate to domestic space across the twentieth century.