LGBTQ+ History Hackathon

SAVE THE DATE! Registration opens in Michaelmas Term


Are you interested in LGBTQ+ history? Do you want to be part of an informal collective research effort? Join a group of volunteers at the LGBTQ+ History Hackathon to help locate historical resources for an LGBTQ+ history online research guide.

Everybody is welcome!

After a brief training session on advanced Google searches, you will work individually or in small groups to identify research resources (databases, archives, websites, etc.) on a particular aspect of LGBTQ+ history. You will create brief descriptions for each resource which will then be added to the LibGuide in the course of 2024/5. We expect to spend up to 2 hours on the Hackathon with a tea/coffee break in between – and will celebrate our joint achievement at a drinks’ reception!

You will be able to join in person in the History Faculty, George St, or remotely via Teams. Watch out for further news when registration opens in Michaelmas Term.

This LGBTQ+ Hackathon follows the success of the Disability History Hackathon:

What will you get out of it?

  • Discover research materials for LGBTQ+ history
  • Learn advanced Google search from a professional librarian
  • Network with other researchers
  • Join a community-led project to create an online guide for LGBTQ+ history

What do you need?

  • An interest in, knowledge of and enthusiasm in LGBTQ+ resources, esp. for historical study.
  • If dialling in from remote: computer with Teams or Zoom, camera and microphone
  • If onsite: a laptop; ideally Eduroam wifi account (wifi access can be provided)

This event is organised in liaison with the History Faculty who will be hosting it. Thanks go to especially Matt Cook and Sloan Mahone.

Information can be found here: