Anne Lister and her travel in Georgia. Public lecture by Dr. Angela Steidele

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Anne Lister

On May 31, 2016, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation hosted Dr. Angela Steidele's public lecture about Anne Lister and her travel in Georgia.

Anne Lister (1791-1840), of lesser Yorkshire gentry, has been called the first modern lesbian. In her diary she described in minute details her many love affairs with other women. A daring lover she also was a daring traveler. Together with her 'wife' Ann Walker she toured Scandinavia and Russia and finally Georgia (Tbilisi, Ratcha-Lechkhumi, Zugdidi). On her way to Mestia, on horseback, she fell ill. She died around Kutaisi on September 22, 1840.