Research Groups


Cruising the 70s is composed of four projects that explore specific shared themes and research questions, make use of complementary methodologies, and work toward transforming contemporary cultural, social and political understandings of queer history, and the legislative treatment of LGBTQ people across Europe in the present.

Cruising the 70s consists of four research groups located at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), Humboldt-University Berlin (Germany), University of Warsaw (Poland) and University of Murcia (Spain). The project is led by Dr Glyn Davis at Edinburgh College of Art.  Each group includes researchers and practitioners from a variety of disciplines including art history, art practice, film, cultural studies, design and the history of sexuality. Details of the work and staff of the research teams can be found below.

In addition, a network of arts institutions and cultural partner organisations based in Scotland and from across Europe are supporting the project.

Find more about the research teams:




Cruising the 70s’ development and evolution is supervised and guided by a project board, consisting of Dr Jaap Kooijman (University of Amsterdam), Professor Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London), Professor Sarah Schulman (College of Staten Island, New York) and Dr Hania Musiol (Norwegan University of Science and Technology, Trondheim).