A Talk and Discussion Event - Part of the OpenCampus 'Reflections on Gender and Sexuality' Tea-Time Talk Series for Pride in Hull week
Dr Catherine Baker is Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History at the University of Hull. She researches and teaches about nationalism, popular culture, and the history of Europe since the end of the Cold War, including one occasion where all those things come together – the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
When the bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, her hope of making Eurovision the platform for her message of diversity and tolerance was immediately caught up in international political struggles about LGBT equality, human rights and what it means to be European. But why does Eurovision mean so much to its LGBT fans – and what can we learn from Eurovision about the history of LGBT rights and national belonging in contemporary Europe? Join Dr Catherine Baker, a history lecturer at Hull, for an insight into Europe’s hidden and not so hidden LGBT histories.
Free Admission – all welcome but booking is required. Please note the start time for this event is 5.15 and not 6.15 as previously stated.
Pride in Hull Tea-Time Talks series
Monday 24 July
4.00pm: "Wedding Jitters" Why is the Church so freaked about same sex marriage? - Rev Dr Chris Dowd
6.00pm: “Over the Rainbow: Pride, Politics and LGBT Liberation” the 2017 Edition - Nicola Field
Thursday 27 Jul
2.15pm: “Where Only Those Who Don’t Belong, Belong”: The Queerness of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe - Kodi Maier
3.15pm: "How do we know what we think we know? Trans issues and the production of ignorance" - CN Lester
5.15pm: Eurovision: the Biggest Pride Parade in Europe?' - Dr Catherine Baker