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Researching the Rainbow Conference – Call for Papers

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the LGBT+ Staff Network are pleased to open the call for papers for the Researching the Rainbow Conference on Thursday 15 February 2018, 15.00-19.00 in GLT1 on the Canterbury campus.

The conference, which takes part during LGBT History Month, is to showcase the vast array of excellent research being done at Kent on or related to LGBT+ people and issues, and to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration and networking. The conference will be opened by University of Kent Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox, who also acts at the Executive Group’s LGBT+ Champion.

Speakers last year included academics and students from the Schools of English, Law and History, discussing topics such as British colonial laws on sodomy, transgender and parenting identities within the law, homosexual WWII clandestine operatives and queer exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Research posters from students and academics from across the University are also welcomed for display. If you would like to do a talk (30 minutes) or display a poster, please email by Monday 15 January.

The conference is free and open to all.