Sep 072015

8380389-old-book-with-copy-space-and-inkstand-isolated-on-whiteMapping LGBT+ Bristol is a collaboration between Bristol University’s Know Your Bristol project, Bristol City Council’s Know Your Place website, and OutStories Bristol. The aim is to create a permanent digital archive of the LGBT+ history of Bristol and the surrounding areas: Bath, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Activities will include:

  • Gathering the stories of LGBT+ people through oral interviews.
  • Research in the Bristol Record Office, libraries and other local archives.
  • Collating and storing the digital material we collect and uploading it to websites.
  • Creating a custom-made mobile app and a user-friendly interface embedded in OutStories’ own website.

Read more about the project here.

The project will kick off with a workshop on Saturday 26th September to:

  • Meet one another
  • Set out project aims and how we collaborate.
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities, communication, expenses and other administrative ‘nuts and bolts’.
  • Discuss what we want in the Know Your Place website, this website, and a mobile app.
  • Think through the process – interviews, consent, research, collation and storage of material, and uploading to websites and the app.

This worksKnow your place imagehop is primarily intended for the ‘core’ organising team and will focus on organisational matters, nevertheless it is open to anyone who wishes to be actively involved in the project.

Following the workshop we shall develop small teams of people to work together on the various aspects of the project: oral history, research, data collation, etc.

Saturday 26th September 2015,  10am to 4pm

Room 3.13, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA


The room is wheelchair accessible – on the third floor but there is a lift.

Lunch will be provided!

For catering, please book your place via Eventbrite:

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