‘Tales of Love and History’ in the Sheldonian, featuring Dr Katherine Harloe

On 7 November Dr Katherine Harloe will be taking part in a public panel discussion in Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre with James Ivory (of Merchant Ivory Pictures), Professor Richard Parkinson (Oxford/British Museum), and Professor Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham) on the topic of ‘Tales of Love and History’. The event is organised by The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities as part of a week of showings of Merchant Ivory films in Oxford, in the context of the ‘No Offence’ LGBT history exhibition, which has just arrived in the Ashmolean on tour from the British Museum. A link to the page to reserve free tickets is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tales-of-love-and-history-james-ivory-in-conversation-tickets-50785170813.

Dr Harloe’s participation in this event relates to her current, British Academy-funded research project on ‘Winckelmann’s love letters’, as well as to two UROP projects she has recently supervised: the digital exhibition on Winckelmann and gay history (available at www.curiosi.org) completed by student Connell Greene, and the more recent ‘Offences against the person: tracing hidden LGB histories through the Berkshire County Archives’, which she worked on with students George Stokes and Amy Hitchings.

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