Just a reminder that our next talk will take place by Zoom on Tuesday 28th April. Please see details below. As this is a bit of a trial run, we would like to invite you to dial in free of charge.
You do not need to have the Zoom App on your computer in order to dial in.
If you wish to join this talk, please let me know so that Henry Pares, our Hon Secretary can email you the link and joining instructions.
Tuesday 28 April at 19:00
Professor Dan Healey: “Being queer in the Soviet Union after Stalin”
Despite styling itself as the most ‘progressive’ of nations, the Soviet Union criminalised homosexuality for most of its existence and the Communist Party remained officially hostile to the LGBT community. Despite regarding homosexuality as a ‘bourgeois perversion’, LGBT Soviet citizens still formed pockets of social existence and culture.
Dan Healey is Professor of Modern Russian History at St. Antony’s, Oxford. His research focuses on the social history of the Soviet Union, including penal institutions, psychiatry, and medicine. An alumnus of the University of Toronto, he is a pioneer in studying the history of LGBT life and issues in the Soviet Union. His books include Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia: The regulation of sexual and gender dissent (2001) and, most recently, Russian Homophobia from Sochi to Stalin (2017).
We hope to see many of you on Tuesday.