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Historical Event, Sat 1 Dec 2018, free entry


Archives of Feeling: AIDS in the UK c.1987

Archives of Feeling: AIDS in the UK c.1987


This talk by Professor Matt Cook (Birkbeck, University of London) will be part of an event to mark World AIDS Day. 

_This talk will trace the emotional landscape of Britain at a key turning point in the history of AIDS. Drawing chiefly on the astonishing testimonies of around 600 largely straight men and women, Professor Cook will explore the feelings at stake in the epidemic, how they related to press and politics, how they shaped everyday lives, and how they played out for those dealing most directly with the escalating crisis. Such ‘archives of feeling’ are fundamental to our understanding of intersecting social and intimate lives – past and present._

Matt Cook is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck, University of London, and you can find out more about his research here [].

This talk is part of a programme of events linked to Abbey House Museum's exhibition Remembrance.

How have we chosen to remember those close to us in the past? How important are objects, places and actions in helping us tell personal stories today about those we have lost? This new display, co-curated with Abbey House Museum and the University of Leeds, reflects on how commemoration has changed since the Victorian era and features contributions from people in contemporary Leeds. 

Find out more about the exhibition here [].

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Dec 2018 14:00 to 15:30


Free entry

Free, book in advance: ring 0113 3784079 or email 

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    0113 3784079


    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



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    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car:
    Kirkstall Abbey is located 3 miles from the city centre off the main A65 road, adjacent to Abbey House Museum.

    By Public Transport:
    The number 33 bus stops outside the abbey which can be caught at Leeds bus station.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
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