Next week The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, organises a conference: Queer Representation: Pasts, Presents, Futures
During this four-day online conference, IHLIA employee Connie van Gils will provide a poster presentation: Men with moustaches: gay guys depicting their dream guy in the eighties – or what a visual presentation of the history of gay nightlife in the Netherlands can teach us
After the conference, the presentation will also be presented on our website.
About the conference
This conference examines how LGBTQ representation has changed through time, continues to evolve in the present, and what role it might play in the future. It draws on recent developments in queer representation in order to trace how LGBTQ media comments on both the current state of queer rights, as well as the possibility of queer futurity.
The conference seeks to represent a multiplicity of queer experiences, spanning divergent historical and geographical areas of representation, as well as the plurality of ideas of what it means to identify as queer today, and what this identification might look like in the future.