With the opportunity of the launch of the comic book Trajectories: Aids Activism in Western Europe, this panel will discuss about the history of Western European Aids Activism. The panel comes together in the frame of the History, Heritage & Politics Division Research Seminars by the University of Stirling, an LGBT History Month event.
This is a hybrid event taking place in the University of Stirling and online.
The comic book aims to illuminate the struggles of campaigners from diverse social backgrounds in their fight against HIV and AIDS, as well as against the stigma attached to people living with aids. It includes the stories of gay cismen and lesbian ciswomen, transgender people, sex workers from various genders and sexual orientations, people of colour again from various genders and sexual orientations. Its format is meant to attract publics beyond academia.
Nikolaos Papadogiannis and Rachel E. Love have written the stories for this comic book, and Terry Anderson has drawn its cartoons.
The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) has read earlier versions of the comic book and provided the authors and the cartoonist with their feedback, which has helped shape the final iteration of the book.
It is an output of the AHRC-funded “Transnational aids activism in Western Europe in the 1980s and 1990s” project.
Nikolaos Papadogiannis (co-author, University of Stirling)
Rachel Love (co-author, University of St Andrews)
Terry Anderson (co-author and cartoonist)
Apostolos Kalogiannis (project partner European AIDS Treatment Group)
Panagiotis Damaskos (National Public Health Organization – Greece)
Robin Gorna (Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria)
Chair: Prof Andrea Schapper (University of Stirling)
Monday February 20, 2023, 14:30-16:00 (15:30-17:00 CET)
Join this event online: https://tinyurl.com/2dhkkx3u
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