Finding Queer South Asian Voices in the Archives

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Join us as we reflect on some of the oral histories from the British Library sound archive, revealing stories about Queer South Asian histories.

This is an online-only event hosted on Zoom. Bookers will be sent a viewing link shortly before the event.

Speakers include Dr Churnjeet Mahn whose research focuses on queer migration, Kuljit Singh from the Open Minds Project, along with Hafsa Qureshi, 2019 Stonewall Bi Role Model of the Year.

The event will explore some of the issues in using public archives to explore these hidden histories, but also how activists, archives and academics are carrying out research to address these absences.

This event is part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. The British Library holds the UK’s Sound Archive, with extensive collections of unique sound recordings which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.

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Name: Finding Queer South Asian Voices in the Archives
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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