Southampton Stonewall Lecture 2014: Creating Our History, Celebrating Our Present: On the Entanglements of Queer Memory and History
October 3, 2013
by Laurence Georgin
Part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month
LGBT History Month seeks to claim our history, celebrate our past and create our future – a project not wholly dissimilar from all history-making practices organized around modern categories of identity. In this lecture I want to think about the workings of memory and history in relation to homosexuality. By scrutinizing the political impulses that produce gay icons such as Alan Turing, I am interested in figuring out what LGBT and queer history is good for.