The skyline over Merrion Square. © National Gallery of Ireland.
© National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017.Credit

OUTing the Past: call for papers

The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to bring OUTing the Past: The Festival of LGBT History to Dublin for the first time in spring 2019. This year, we launched LGBTQ+ themed tours of the collection, and we are looking forward to going bigger and bolder with our queer programming in 2019.

The Festival will take place on Saturday 23 March, and will include a fascinating morning of keynote speakers and talks in our Lecture Theatre, located beside the reopened Merrion Square entrance. Later in the day the Gallery’s refurbished wings and rooms will provide the setting for breakout sessions focused on discussion and engagement.

The full programme of talks, tours, activities and music will be announced soon – watch this space! For more information please visit:

Call for papers

Do you know our local queer history? Could you give a twenty minute presentation? We are pleased to invite individuals and groups to show their knowledge and passion for queer history by submitting an application to speak at OUTing the Past 2019. You can discuss a personal experience, archival resources, personal resources or a lost document that has been ignored. We are so looking forward to hearing from you, the festival can’t happen without your involvement. Please submit your applications to Caroline at: [email protected]

Download the application to present here