Before Mardi Gras: Gay+ in the 1970s – The 2019 ALGA History Conference – Registration now open
The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives is pleased to announce that registration for our 2019 History Conference, “Before Mardi Gras: Gay + in the 1970s” is now open. The conference will be held at the Australian National University, Canberra, on Friday 15 & Saturday 16 November, with the welcome reception and book launch on Thursday […]
ALGA Honours Thesis Prize: Call for nominations
Prize of $250 cash and 1-year membership of the Australian Lesbian & Gay Archives For many years now the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives has offered a prize for the best fourth year thesis (honours or equivalent — that is, of about 10,000 words) submitted at Australian University in the field of LGBTIQ studies. The […]
Happy 50th Birthday Australian Gay+ movement.
On July 27 1969, a public meeting in Canberra founded the Homosexual Law Reform Society, the first organisation in Australia to stand up for homosexual rights. Undoubtedly, the founding moment of a movement that was to transform Australia beyond anything anyone could have imagined at the time. On the 50th anniversary we remembered this event […]
Opening Up to the World
At the 2019 ALMS (Archives, Libraries, Museums, Special Collections) Conference, committee member Richard Keeble presented a paper “Opening Up to the World – Moving to a Web-based Collection Management System” which explains the process that ALGA’s Project Monte is going through in order to create a new online catalogue system. As a first time […]
Before Mardi Gras: Gay+ in the 1970s – The 2019 ALGA History Conference – Call for Papers by 15 July 2019
Conference dates: Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November 2019 Australian National University, Canberra The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives is pleased to announce that our next history conference will be held in Canberra in November 2019, supported by the ACT Government Office for LGBTIQ Affairs and the ANU School of History. This year’s conference takes […]
ALGA Newsletter and suggestions for Midsumma 2019!
Happy Midsumma! Please have a read through our latest newsletter with a few bits of recent news and our recommendations for events and exhibitions and other activities celebrating queer histories at Midsumma Festival 2019. ALGA newsletterDec2018:2019
ALGA Name Change consultation 2019/2020
Name Change Update At our most recent AGM in October 2019 the results of the name change consultation were shared. Over 450 people responded to our on-line survey which asked a range of questions about our current name, what people liked, what they didn’t and suggestions for a new name. The majority of respondents support […]
Book Now! Queer Legacies, New Solidarities Conference 22-24 November – book tickets now!
A conference presented by Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association & the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives. Deakin University and State Library of Victoria, 22-24 November 2018 The conference will be held at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne (http://www.deakin.edu.au/locations/deakin-corporate-centres/deakin-downtown) on Thursday and Friday, 22-23 […]
ALGA’s 40th AGM – special guests!
Long-time supporter of ALGA – Mama Alto is a jazz singer, cabaret artiste & transgender diva. She is delighted to host and perform at the ALGA AGM, having studied history at Monash University and recently co-presented a paper on “Art as Archive” at the CIRN (Community Informatics Research Network) international archives & recordkeeping […]
Geraldine Fela wins ALGA Thesis Prize
We would like to congratulate Geraldine Fela for winning the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) Honours Thesis Prize for 2016/2017. Her accomplished study of nurses during the AIDS crises ‘Critical Care: Nurses, their unions and the AIDS crisis‘ demonstrated uncommon originality, insight, and depth of scholarship. As one of our judges, Noah Riseman, states “this […]