Rural Museums Network: Telling the Stories of Rural LGBTQ+ Lives
A panel of specialists discuss developing and undertaking new research to uncover and make accessible queer rural stories, with Q&A.
Our speakers for this panel session are specialists in developing and undertaking new research to uncover and make accessible queer rural stories. Norena Shopland will discuss how rural heritage organisations can utilise her research to showcase a queer reading of the local landscape, while Joe Jukes touches upon understanding of the word ‘queer’ and how it can provide a different approach to telling marginalised stories, whilst pushing for change. Tim Allsop collects life stories of rural queer people and mediates them through technology, theatre, and film.
This session is hosted by Sally Dix, Audience Development Officer at the Museum of East Anglian Life.
Joe Jukes (they/them) – PhD researcher, Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender, University of Brighton
Norena Shopland – author and historian specialising in the history of sexual orientation and gender identity, particularly in reference to Wales.