August 5, 2013
by Laurence Georgin
Sebastian Buckle’s project explores how gay men and lesbians experienced and understood life in the city of Southampton both in the past and the present.
Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Engagement Fund, the project was required to help support the University’s engagement with the wider cultural and civic context of Southampton. It has produced 18 interviews which have been deposited at the Southampton City Archive as part of their oral history collection for use by future researchers. The interviews have highlighted a series of common experiences and concerns which were explored in a recent exhibition.