In 2019, the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History will sponsor the inaugural Queer History Conference. The conference will be held at San Francisco State University from June 16 to 18, 2019. Please refer to the Queer History Conference 2019 page for more information, including the Call for Papers.
Also in 2019, the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History will award the inaugural Don Romesburg Prize for outstanding K-12 curriculum in LGBT history. In addition, the CLGBTH will award the next rounds of the John Boswell Prize and Joan Nestle Prize. For details on both prizes and how to apply, please see Current Prize Calls.
Welcome to the homepage of the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, an affiliated society of the American Historical Association. The Committee on Lesbian and Gay History was founded in 1979 to promote the study of homosexuality in the past and present by facilitating communication among scholars in a variety of disciplines working on a variety of cultures. The name of the committee was changed to Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in January 2009. Since 1982, the Committee has been officially recognized as an affiliate of the American Historical Association and meets annually in conjunction with the AHA conference, where we sponsor sessions on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. One need not be a member of the AHA to join the Committee.
Join the CLGBTH! If you are a scholar of LGBT/queer history, we need your support. Become part of our community and join our collective endeavor to enrich the historical profession with LGBT perspectives, voices and histories. Together we can ensure that LGBT and queer histories remain powerfully and visibly present in our field, in our educational institutions, and in our society at large.
Membership is available on an annual or lifetime basis. Members receive our twice-yearly newsletters, which include book reviews, conference updates, a co-chairs’ column, and other information about the vibrant field of LGBT history. Membership also grants access to our email list-serv. Membership dues support our status as an affiliate organization of the American Historical Association, whose annual meetings host our own slate of over a dozen queer-themed sessions. Your support also enables us to offer cash prizes for outstanding books and articles in the field. Finally, if you are committed to our mission, and want to get involved as a member of our governing board, we would love to hear from you. And if you are a former member whose membership has lapsed, we invite you to update now.
Your membership ensures that queer history remains a vibrant part of the broader historical community. Join the CLGBTH NOW!
The CLGBTH supports and similarly adopts the American Historical Association’s Sexual Harassment Policy (2018).