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Eleanor Affleck

Writer and historianLondon, United Kingdom
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Eleanor Affleck

Writer and historianLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Gallus quine wi muckle smeddum.
Projects
  • Historical Friction | Twelfth NightAppearing on an episode of Alice Procter's "Historical Friction" podcast to discuss queerness in adaptation of Twelfth Night
  • IZLUC | Museum of Youth Culture | Zine Tour with Archiv der JugendkulturenTour of the Museum of Youth Culture's zine collection followed by a Q&A and an unconference session with the Archiv der Jugendkulturen. Part of the International Zine Librarian (Un)Conference (IZLUC) programme.
  • London Metropolitan Archives | Museum of Youth Culture | LGBTQ+ History ClubLeading a discussion about growing up LGBTQ+ in the UK for the LMA LGBTQ History Club, drawing on the work I have been doing with the Museum of Youth Culture and YOUTH CLUB Archive.
  • Art UK | Queer domesticity in the work of Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBrydean insight into Colquhoun and Macbryde's relationship, art, and how each reflects the other
  • Project Myopia | Zero Patiencea piece on everyone's favourite AIDS musical (not 'Rent'), John Grayson's 1993 film 'Zero Patience'
  • V&A | Marie Laurencin and the Lesbian Left Bankthoughts on providing space for queer speculation, double-readings, and non-normative desire on stage through Marie Laurencin's work
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Work history
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    LGBTQ+ Outreach ChampionMuseum of Youth Culture
    Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16, UKFreelance
    - collecting & curating histories of growing up LGBTQ+ for the Museum of Youth Culture / YOUTH CLUB Archive's Heritage Lottery Funded 'Setting the Record Straight' project, as part of 'Grown Up in Britain' - community engagement and outreach - reviewing current collections & collection practices - producing education resources for future use in the archive
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    Research AssistantMuseum of Youth Culture
    Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7PJ, UKFreelance
    - conducting research for exhibitions and brand partnerships using primary material from the Subculture Archives - independently researching, curating, and writing online exhibitions for Google Arts and Culture
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Skills
  • Curating
  • Community Engagement
  • Collection Development
  • Writing
  • Academic Research
  • Team Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Hard Working
  • Organisation
  • Podcasting
Education
    MA Queer HistoryGoldsmiths, University of London
    London, United Kingdom
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    MA (First Class Hons) English Literature and History University of Edinburgh
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Lanfine Bursary in Medieval HistoryUniversity of Edinburgh
    Award for excellence in medieval history.