Our Past Events
Recordings and Photographs
The Story of Sidonie C:
Freud's Famous 'Case of Female Homosexuality'
a conversation with Jane Czyzselska & Stella Duffy
An event inspired by the recently translated book The Story of Sidonie C by Ines Rieder and Diana Voigt (translated by Jill Hannum and Ines Rieder) published by Helena History Press. (Available now)
At the age of 17 Margarethe Csonka fell deeply in love with a stunning and notorious upper-class courtesan, attempted suicide when she was rejected and was sent by her parents to Prof. Freud to be “normalized”. The attempted cure was a failure.Now finally available in English, this biography of Margarethe Csonka-Trautenegg (1900-1999) offers a fully-rounded picture of a willful and psychologically complex aesthete.
Gay's the Word
To mark our 40th Anniversary, we celebrated with a multifaceted event at the British Library, including authors and poets, such as Philip Hensher, Kirsty Logan, Juno Dawson, Jay Bernard, Mary Jean Chan, Andrew McMillan, and Richard Scott with video messages from Sarah Waters, Armistead Maupin, and Edmund White.
It was recorded and posted on YouTube for posterity and wider accessibility.