‘Voices in Research – Employing LGBTQ Oral Histories in Academia’ 

An online event on Tuesday 26th October 6pm

We are delighted to announce this exciting online event which is the result of a collaboration between two of the Oral History Society’s Special Interest Groups, the LGBTQ SIG and the Higher Education SIG. There will be two speakers, George Severs and Victoria Golding, and the Chair will be Jenny Harding. This will be followed straight afterwards by the LGBTQ SIG AGM, and all attendees are invited to join us for this meeting. Please contact George Severs at gjs53@cam.ac.uk if you would like to attend and you will be sent a Zoom link for the event.


Victoria Golding is a CHASE-AHRC PhD candidate at the University of Sussex who has recently submitted her thesis. Her research explores the intersection of sexuality, space and emotions in late twentieth century Britain. She is interested in queer lived experience and how this is represented in historical sources. She is a member of the Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group.

George Severs is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. At Birkbeck, George is working on a study of the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on medical and sexual health advice given to survivors of sexual violence in Britain during the 1980s and 1990 as part of the Wellcome-funded SHaME project. His PhD examined the history of HIV/AIDS activism in England and was informed by oral history research. George is Secretary of the Oral History Society’s LGBTQ Special Interest Group and is Public History Editor of the Oral History Journal.


Jenny Harding is Professor of Media and Culture at London Metropolitan University.She has written about cultural theory, emotions, gender and sexuality and has been involved in a number of community-based oral history projects. She is a trustee of The Oral History Society, one of the editors of Oral History and Chair of the Oral History Society Higher Education (HE) Special Interest Group.


26 Oct 2021


6:00 pm

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