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Event #1119

A Queer Century, 1869-1969: A Rare Books Exhibition


Saturday, June 1, 2019

10:00 - 14:00
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Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - IBLC Rare Books and Special Collections
UBC exhibitions
English | anglais
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2019 marks several major anniversaries in queer history: 150 years since the emergence of homosexuality as a named concept, and fifty years since the Stonewall riots and the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. “A Queer Century, 1869-1969” brings together rare books, art, manuscripts and ephemera from the holdings of UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections to tell the story of this pivotal century in queer cultural history. The exhibition will open with a public lecture given by Heike Bauer, Director of Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of London.