Without Borders: LGBTQ+ Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections Conference

I’m really excited to be on the steering committee for ‘Without Borders…’, the Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections (ALMS) LGBTQ+ conference taking place in London in June 2016. The call for papers is below – please do submit abstracts and circulate the CFP widely. You can see information about the previous ALMS conference that took place…

A Queer Blindspot: Terror and Wonder at the British Library

I visited the British Library’s new exhibition, ‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’ last week and don’t think I’ve ever had such strong feelings about an exhibition. The objects are beautiful and plentiful – the exhibition covers so much in terms of content and time-scale. It’s aesthetically breathtaking, and as with Georgians Revealed, hosted in the same…

Queering #MuseumWeek

This week marks Museum Week, and Twitter has been flooded with museums, their publics and academics tweeting about museums with the tag #MuseumWeek. Like #MuseumSelfie a few months ago, which encouraged users to share images of themselves in museums (unless of course in a no photography exhibition), Museum Week has done a great deal to…