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WORKSHOP 1 december 2016

The Diagnosis of Being Different
Homosexuality, Media and Society since the Second World War

Antwerp, 1 december 2016

On 1 December 1966, Belgian national television broadcasted its first ever program devoted to homosexuality entitled The Diagnosis of Being Different. On the 50th anniversary of this trail-blazing attempt to broach the issue in a constructive way, the Forum for Belgian Research into the History of Gender and Sexuality is organizing a Workshop on the role played by various media in the knowledge about and the perception of homosexuality in Western societies since the Second World War.


14:00-15:45: First session
Chair: Henk de Smaele, University of Antwerp
• Leanne Dawson (University of Edinburgh): From Spectacle to Spectre: Lesbian Desire in Post-War German Cinema
• Chiara Candaele (University of Antwerp): ‘More than a parade of good-looking men’: Film Screenings in the Flemish LGB-Movement (1970-1990)
• Discussion

15:45-16:15: Coffee Break

16:15-18:15: Second session
Chair: Kaat Wils, University of Leuven
• Donna Drucker (TU Darmstadt): Popularizing Sexual Science in the Mid-Twentieth-Century United States
• Agnes Andeweg (University College Utrecht): Novels as social media: how literature helped shape sexually liberated identities
• Discussion

18:15-19:00: Break (with sandwiches)

19:00-21:00: Film screening
‘Diagnose van het anders-zijn’ (Dutch, 63 min.)
Introduced by Bart Hellinck (Fonds Suzan Daniel)

The Workshop is an initiative of the Forum for Belgian Research into the History of Gender and Sexuality, and is co-organized by Fonds Suzan Daniel, The Archive and Research Centre for Women’s History (AVG-Carhif), Power in History: Centre for Political History (UAntwerpen) and the Research Group Cultural History since 1750 (KU Leuven).

Practical information:

Venue: Universiteit Antwerpen – City Campus – Building K, room K.201
Kleine Kauwenberg 14 – 2000 Antwerpen

Participation is free, but registration is required as the number of participants is limited. Please register by mail to avg.carhif@amazone.be