ACT UP: Thirty Years Fighting AIDS

The University of York, June 1-2, 2017

Screening of "Untited in Anger: A History of ACT UP," Conference, and Exhibition of the ACT UP Oral History Project


June 1, 2017

14:00: Opening of the exhibition of the ACT UP Oral History Project
Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

15:00: Screening of “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP,” followed by a conversation with director Jim Hubbard and Dr. Monica Pearl

June 2, 2017

10:00 Registration, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

10:30 – 11:30: Session I
Dr. Virginia SolomonThen and Now – AIDS and Riot
Tommaso Speretta, Alternative AIDS Video, 1981-1995: notes for an annotated videography

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:45: Session II
Theodore Gordon, Paranoia and Sexual Difference: Representation of Women with AIDS
Prof. Jason Edwards, Sodomising Edward Bulwer Lytton, or, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s Last Days of Pompeii

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:45: Session III
Dr. Sam Ferguson, Private writing, political action: Written AIDS Testimony in France, 1986–1993
Dr. Fiona JohnstonePicturing AIDS ‘post-crisis’: curating AIDS in contemporary America
Dr. Michael Upton, ACTING UP over AZT: HIV/AIDS and the rise of biocapital

15:45-16:00: Break

16:00 – 17:30 Keynote Address
Dr. Monica Pearl, “A Thousand Kindred Spirits”:  Reflections on AIDS Activism and Representations of AIDS in U.S. Culture and Conversation