In 2012-14 the Queer in Brighton project set out to record the histories of Brighton’s LGBTQ+ communities. Over the course of 2 years, project members and volunteers conducted 50+ oral history interviews. These recordings capture a unique moment in history, and as a collection provide extraordinary insight into the lived lives of Brighton’s LGBTQ+ residents, both past and present.
Testimonials in this collection describe pivotal moments in LGBTQ+ history - of the agony and ecstasy of fighting for civil rights, of the joy and sadness of coming out, of the laughter and tears of love found and love lost, of the mundane and surreal of everyday life and experiences of Brighton’s LGBTQ+ communities, across generations. Currently, however, this rich tapestry of material is unavailable but with your help we would like to re-commission these queer oral histories and bring these stories back to the communities they represent and, in effect, create.
Related to Dr Sharon Webb’s British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award, this is a hands-on, practical workshop which will guide participants through some general archiving methods and principles. Participants will get a chance to review selected material from the Queer in Brighton oral history collection and to write descriptive metadata that will help catalogue the Queer in Brighton oral history collection.
Free but registration is essential via the Eventbrite link.
An open event