In March 2023 I launched a new project building up on Edward Carpenter's work. It is a youtube channel called switchingview.
The channel will host videos on the history of homosexuality, especially the history of homosexuality in relation to the Christian Church. I want to push back against Christian patriarchal and heteronormative views, and instead argue that the world, and the Bible, is much more strange, sexual and queer than many people think.
I will not just look at history. I will also ask how we study history, and how do we tell stories from the "underside" of history - stories that have been lost, or suppressed, by those in power.
The first project is called "Intermediate Types", and is very much inspired by Carpenter's ideas in his 1914 book Intermediate Types amongst Primitive Folk. Other projects will follow in due course.
The first video was uploaded in March 2023. This is simply a video-biography of Edward Carpenter himself. Such a video will be a helpful background to my own work. "Intermediate Type" videos will be uploaded through 2023 and 2024.
Go to the switching view channel for more details, or the associated switching view website.