Queer Homes





Event Date: 12 June 2013
Geffrye Museum
Kingsland Road,
London,  E2 8EA

The Geffrye Museum in partnership with the Raphael Samuel History Centre present:

Queer Homes

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.

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