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LGBTI ALMS 2012 - The Future of LGBTI Histories

1-3 August 2012

Amsterdam, the Netherlands |



IHLIA, Europe’s oldest and largest LGBTI archive and library, is hosting the fourth Archives, LibrariesMuseums and Special Collections (ALMS) conference from 1-3 August 2012 in Amsterdam. During the conference we will explore current developments in collecting, documenting and making available our histories. Bringing together civil society and heritage organisations from around the world, we want to take the first steps in implementing our vision: that by 2020, the heritage of LGBTI individuals and the LGBTI community will be collected and recognised globally.


What will it involve?

  • Three days of discussion in the beautiful surroundings of Amsterdam public library
  • Stimulating keynotes, from speakers such as Dr. Saskia Wieringa (UvA) and Dr. Richard Parkinson (British Museum)
  • Organisations and participants from around the world, including South Africa, Canada, Belgium, Russia and Poland.
  • More than 40 papers covering a diverse range of topics
  • Evening social activities, culminating in Amsterdam gay pride


What will be discussed?

The conference brings together papers, people and ideas to address themes such as:

  • How to collect and archive LGBTI histories
  • How to promote visibility and accessibility of LGBTI histories
  • How to queer and co-operate with mainstream organisations
  • How to work together to implement our vision for the future


Who will present?

  • Papers will be presented by heritage workers, academics, professionals and volunteers
  • The conference will use English as the language of communication
  • You can read a number of the conference papers, from queering the national museum of Poland to LGBTI heritage at the National Archives of the United Kingdom at our blog


How can I register?



» link to the Conference