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Review Podcast: Homosexuality_ies at the German Historical Museum

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If nothing else, it’s a conversation piece. Not everyone will be happy with the recently inaugurated exhibit on Homosexualt_ies (Homosexualitaet_en) at the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) and Gay* Museum (Schwules* Museum). Regardless, hosted by the federal history museum, it represents Germany’s most important post-reunification exhibit on queer life. We do have one question: is it really about homosexuality?

As something of an experiment, The Needle offers this week a podcast (let’s call it, “The Thread”) reviewing the exhibition. In conversation with editor and historian, Joseph Pearson, is Dr. James Helgeson,  a specialist at the University of Nottingham in literary theory and Renaissance studies, with an interest in Queer theory. To hear the podcast, click in the Mp3 file below. As we figure out the technology, we promise more podcasts in future. Enjoy!