Events* LGBT History Month
1 Feb 2018 to 27 Feb 2018

LGBT History Month

All the discussions will take place from 6pm until 8pm
Jackson Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building, Brayford Campus, University of Lincoln

Staff and students across the University can celebrate LGBT History Month 2018 through a series of events across campus, including the launch of a major new exhibition funded by the Wellcome Trust.

LGBT History Month starts on 1st February 2018 and to mark this year’s campaign the University will fly rainbow flags on areas of the Brayford campus.

The University will also host a video art exhibition and series of public lectures as part of a Wellcome Trust-funded project investigating how hormone research has impacted medical sexual knowledge in the twentieth century. The project is led by Dr Chiara Beccalossi from the School of History and Heritage.

The exhibition, ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science’, opens in the Project Space Plus gallery this Friday (2nd February) and runs until Tuesday 27th February 2018. Featuring the work of 14 international artists and collectives, it showcases a range of thought-provoking artistic works exploring the role of hormones in our everyday lives.

A series of public discussions will run alongside, featuring guest speakers and panellists, including prominent artists, activists, psychologists, journalists and academics.

  • Thursday 8th February: “From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People”. Speakers include writer and broadcaster, Paris Lee, artist and non-binary trans activists, Fox Fisher and Owl, and actress Rebecca Root.
  • Thursday 15th February: “Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People”. Speakers include Dr David A. Griffiths, University of Surrey, Dr Janet Weston, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and psychologist, Dr Christina Richards.
  • Thursday 22nd February: “Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control?” Speakers include Dr Hera Cook, University of Otago, Dr Alana Harris, King’s College London, and artists Holly Slingsby and Sarah Homewood.

All the discussions will take place from 6pm until 8pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building, on the University’s Brayford Pool campus.

Admission to the exhibition and discussions is free for staff, students and members of the public.

To find out more, visit the Transitional States website.

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