IDAHOBITA* 2022 - Public Lecture: "Queer History"
In this part lecture, part interactive workshop, Dr Jacob Bloomfield (University of Konstanz) will introduce you to queer histories, methodologies, and artefacts. You'll learn some scintillating anecdotes from queer history which will be sure to impress your date to the next the drag ball, and you'll get a chance to walk in the shoes/sequinned heels of a queer historian by analysing some genuine archival sources yourself.
Biography: Dr Jacob Bloomfield is a Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Konstanz and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent. Jacob’s research is situated primarily in the fields of Cultural History, the History of Sexuality, and Gender History. Jacob is currently working on a first monograph with University of California Press on the history of drag performance in modern Britain, as well as a separate book project on the career and legacy of musician Little Richard.
This event will be held as part of IDAHOBITA*: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia, Transphobia, Asexualphobia, which is gifted annually on May 17. Please note the film screening "No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics" at the Zebra Kino Konstanz on May 12 at 18:30. We are happy to cooperate with the Zukunftskolleg and the university group Uniqueer as well as the Zebra Kino Konstanz.