Register at:

From: Feb. 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
To: Feb. 15, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 126, Glyndwr Building, Park Campus

In honour of LGBT History Month, the LGBT+ Staff Network at Swansea University present a Symposium focusing on the historical representation of LGBT+ people in history, literature, the media and politics. Cath Elms and Dr Alys Einion, Network Co-Chairs, invite you to attend and to present your work or discuss your area of interest.

The event will be held at Swansea University on the 15 February 2017, and will include keynote speakers from the LGBT+ community, researchers, academics, authors and individuals combining to provide an insight into the varied and valuable history of LGBT+ people. The event will also include a panel discussion on the importance of recognising and celebrating LGBT+ history.

Full agenda as follows:

9.00 Registration
9.30 Welcome and Introduction to the Day: Kevin Child, Director of Student Services, Swansea University
9.40 Keynote Address: Dr Alys Einion, Associate Professor, Author and Co-Chair LGBT+ Staff Network. Pride and Prejudice: The Past, the Present, the Future?

Session 1: We’re Here, We’re Queer Chair: Dr Alys Einion
10.15 Cath Camps and Catherine Emmett New Wave Queerness and the Academy
10.35 Cath Elms: Fanzines: Making Media, Doing Activism
10.55 Dr Catherine Fletcher: Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome

11.15 BREAK

Session 2: Talking Trans* Chair: Cath Elms
11.30 Jenny-Anne Bishop: 12 Years of Sparkling in Swansea and Manchester
11.50 Glenn Miles: Vulnerability and Resilience of Transgender women in Cambodia and Thailand
12.10 Eve Elizabeth Moriarty: Born Naked: Drag, Gender Fluidity, Feminism and Me.
12.30 Dr Michele Raithby: Investigating Dignified and Inclusive Health and Social Care for Older Trans* People in Wales: The TrAC Project

12.50 LUNCH

Session 3 Ups and Downs Chair: Eve Moriarty
13.30 Andrew Davies (Unity Centre): We All Fall Down
13.50 Mark Lilly Auntie Hate: BBC Homophobia and its Evolution
14.10 Kirsti Bohata: Amy Dillwyn
14.30 Edith England and Josie Henley: The internet as a tool to reduce LGBT health inequalities: a partnership approach

14.50 BREAK

Session 4 Making History Today Chair: Dr Alys Einion
15.10 Mitchell Jones (Calon): Role Models and Staff LGBT Networks
15.30 Neil Harris: Surveying the landscape: dystopos, eutopos and the LGBT+ language learning experience
15.50 Panel Discussion: Making History Today Dr Alys Einion (Chair), Cath Elms, Neil Harris, Jenny-Anne Bishop, Mark Lilly, Dr Michele Raithby.

16.20 Closing Address: Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University

Optional Film Screening at Taliesin Arts Centre (must be booked in advance) Visit

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