About

Hello! I am an educator and historian based in Surrey, England.  I’m interested in diverse public history and heritage, and in widening participation in arts and culture.

I completed my PhD in History at Kingston University in 2015. My thesis explored how museums, archives, historic houses, monuments and digital technology tell histories of same-sex love, sex and desire. I’m interested in all aspects of the histories of gender and sexuality, and how they intersect with public history and heritage.

After I finished my PhD I was Project Researcher on the Leeds Beckett/Historic England LGBTQ Heritage Project, ‘Pride of Place’. Our digital exhibition launched in September 2016, and built on the histories shared in our crowd-sourced map.

My work has been published by The TelegraphThe Culture TripNOTCHES: (re) marks on the history of sexuality, Emotional Objects: Touching Emotions in History and the University of Sheffield’s History Matters.

You can find PDFs of some of my publications (including my PhD thesis) here.

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  1. Hi Claire,

    I’m looking for someone to chair a panel discussion on how recent urban developments have affected Soho’s LGBTQ community.

    Would you be able to drop me an email?

    Best wishes,
    Hannah

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