Faith, LGBTQI and Heritage Workshop

Saturday 13 May - POSTPONED

Due to train strikes and transport issues, this workshop has unfortunately had to be postponed. We will advertise the new date when known.

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What voices are missing in museums? In what ways do religion, belief, spirituality and faith intersect with sexuality, gender identity and expression? How can we redress the invisibility, erasure and misconceptions of LGBTQI+ people of faith in heritage?

Join us for an interactive, inclusive workshop exploring themes and objects around faith, spirituality and queerness in a heritage setting. Bring along stories and personal ephemera and/or feel welcome to explore the Pitt Rivers' collections - you'll have unique access to items from the Museum collections.

Travel expenses will be covered (please bring your receipts) and lunch will be provided.

Please note that parts of the workshop may be recorded as focus group outcomes, in order to feed into future projects around these themes. This will be done strictly anonymously and in confidentiality.

Facilitator: Shaan Knan (he/him)

Shaan is the founder of Twilight People, a landmark interfaith oral history and archives project that captured the stories of gender-diverse people in the UK. The project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and hosted by Liberal Judaism. He is the the author of A Roadmap to Inclusion: Supporting Trans People of Faith, a GIRES publication. This workshop is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Funded project Beyond the Binary at Pitt Rivers Museum.

All are welcome at this workshop. We invite participants to share with openness, kindness and respect. The Pitt Rivers Museum stands unequivocally with trans communities and this workshop will reflect these values. 


We are proud that this event is part of Oxford Pride's 20th anniversary celebrations | #20eventsfor20years |

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