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A New Network for Queer History at Leiden

Ann Marie Wilson and Andrew DJ Shield have been recently awarded a Leiden Global Interactions SEED grant to support the launch of a new platform for sexuality studies at Leiden University: the Leiden Queer History Network (LQHN).

The initiative builds upon their individual research projects on the post 1970s history of transnational gay and lesbian organizing, and aims to foster scholarly collaborations that can work against the Anglo-world bias that tends to dominate LGBT history. The network also connects with undergraduate history courses currently being offered at LUC and in Leiden, and is supported by a LUC research clinic on LGBT themes. In other words, students are actively encouraged to take part in this new endeavor!

Upcoming Talk: Disciplining Gender and (Homo)sexuality in Hungary

On March 8, as the first in a series of upcoming talks, LQHN will welcome Judit Takács, esteemed sociologist at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Drawing on her work on the social history of homosexuality in Hungary, Takács will speak about the Hungarian government’s ongoing attack on gender and sexuality studies in higher education, placing it in the context of “anti-gender” campaigns currently spreading across Europe. Her presentation is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

Upcoming Talk

Check out the first talk of the Leiden Queer History Network

Disciplining Gender and (Homo)sexuality in Hungary

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