The next talk in the History at Kingston Seminar Series will take place today (Tuesday, 15th March, 2016), 17.00-18.3opm.
Claire Hayward, Early Career Researcher and former History PhD Student a Kingston University
Will be speaking on:
‘Memorialising Same-Sex Love: Commemorating the Past, Reflecting the Present, Informing the Future’
The talk will explore the ways that monuments and memorails engage with histories of same-sex love and speak to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer (LGBTQ) issues in the present. It will discuss how monuments dedicated to individuals such as Oscar Wilde and Alan Turing and those dedicated to LGBTQ groups, such as the Homomonument in Amsterdam, merge boundaries between the past, present and future. It will argue that monuments can play a crucial role in public engagement with the past.
The talk will take place in room JG1004 at the Penrhyn Road campus of Kingston University.
All are very welcome to attend and free refreshments will be provided.