Saturday, 4 August 2012

Brief update about LGBTI ALMS conference and useful links page

I returned from the LGBTI ALMS 2012 conference in Amsterdam this morning, what a beautiful city, and what an empowering and inspirational conference. The range of speakers was vast, and the experiences and stories shared, invaluable. I look forward to writing a more in depth report once I have uploaded the photos I took while I was there. In the mean time, many of the papers are available to be read on the conference blog, mine will be on there shortly.

I decided that a good way to keep track of many of the great work going on in the UK and beyond was to begin compiling a list of links to various websites, you can find the beginnings of this to the right under 'Useful links index', this is very much a work in progress, and so far just contains links relating to the LGBTI ALMS conference, there will be more to come more widely, but I will pick away at it as and when I can, I hope eventually the page itself will become a valuable resource that I hope to keep up to date. Needless to say, I will tidy up the page a bit when I get the chance as well. Any suggestions for pages I could add to it will be gratefully received.

I hope to post something more comprehensive about the conference on Monday, but until then, the warmest thanks to the organisers and hosts at IHLIA and I hope the conference is the start of a great worldwide collaborative family working diligently towards a brighter future for the histories of LGBTI communities.

4 comments:

  1. It was great meeting you at the ALMS! Hope we can stay in touch. See you next time in the US!

    Suzie Day

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  2. you too Suzie, you had some great ideas about making public library spaces more queer-friendly!

    Sean

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  3. Sean this is fabulousl!
    Was thinking of doing something similar when return home this weekend to the u.s.....
    I wrote up a lot of my notes on the train from Amsterdam to Paris.
    Anyway, thanks for being such an inspiring and incredible person.
    Best wishes,
    Jamey

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  4. thank you! I think it will certainly be useful to keep a record of good-practice sites, and I hope other people will find it of use too! I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

    Sean

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