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Packed programme of events to mark LGBT+ History Month 2019

last modified Feb 18, 2019 03:23 PM
Including pop-up exhibition on LGBT+ migrants and afternoon of 'alternative archaeology'

LGBT+ History Month begins today, 1 February, and the Department of Archaeology are joining in with the packed programme of events at the University of Cambridge as well as flying the Rainbow and Transgender flags atop the McDonald Institute. 

The annual celebration aims to promote equality and diversity by increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their history, lives and their experiences - and some of those experiences will be featured in an exhibition and talk organised by staff and students at the Department of Archaeology. 


Saturday, 9 February, 11am to 4.30pm - Rainbow Pilgrims Exhibition

South Lecture Room, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge.

Explore the rites and passages of LGBTQI migrants in Britain through this incredible interactive exhibition. Rainbow Pilgrims is a landmark project that discovers the hidden history of LGBTQI migrants in the UK past and present. The project covers the period from the first Jewish Kindertransports to Britain today. One-day exhibition organised in conjunction with Encompass Network, Cambridge City Council and the UCM.




Tuesday, 26 February, 2pm to 6pm - Queer(y)ing the Past: An Afternoon of Alternative Archaeology - with wine!

Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge

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.
Keynote: Prof Richard Bruce Parkinson, University of Oxford, 'Moments of Identification: LGBTQ+ History and Heritage'.

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

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