Received from Dr. Craig Griffiths (Manchester Metropolitan University)
June 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, often credited as the spark that set gay liberation alight, not just in the U.S., but around the Western world. However, rather than a one-way flow from across the Atlantic, the European gay liberation and lesbian feminist movements that sprang up in the early 1970s were also influenced by national events, ideologies and imaginaries. They interacted with each other in a network of action and ideas. With this conference, we want to rethink the movements that Stonewall supposedly spawned in Europe. Join us at Manchester Metropolitan University on 6th December to explore the national, European and transnational factors that gave rise to gay liberation.
Registration is free: please book via Eventbrite by 1 December. A vegetarian lunch is provided; please let us know if you have any further dietary or access requirements.
Date/Time; 9:00-18:45, 6th December 2019
Location; Room JD T0.03, John Dalton Building, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD
A full-programme can be found here.