ART TALK: Gay Men and AIDS in the 1980s

In this talk Professor Matt Cook, Birkbeck, University of London, explores the relationship between the capital, queer life and the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Matt looks at ways in which perceptions and experiences of the city changed in this period – and most especially for gay men.

AIDS and Human Rights Candlelight Procession, 24 January 1988
AIDS and Human Rights Candlelight Procession, 24 January 1988

Matt Cook is professor of modern history at Birkbeck University of London. He is author of London and the Culture of Homosexuality (2003) and Queer Domesticities (2014), and the editor of A Gay History of Britain (2007), Queer 1950s (2012) and Queer Cities, Queer Cultures: Europe since 1945 (2014). He is currently working on an AHRC funded project on queer life outside the capital.
Wednesday 4 July | 19.00 – 20.00?PRICE: £7 / £5 concessions
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Venue: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH

ACT-UP, World AIDS Day, 1 December 1989
ACT-UP, World AIDS Day, 1 December 1989

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