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.
Call for Submissions—2014 Audre Lorde, Gregory Sprague, and Allan Bérubé Prizes
The Committee on LGBT History announces its call for submissions for the 2014 Audre Lorde, Gregory Sprague, and Allan Bérubé Prizes. Submissions are due November 1, 2013 and honorees will be announced at the 2014 conference of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C.
The Audre Lorde Prize recognizes an outstanding article on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer history published in English. It is awarded in even-numbered years for articles published during the previous two years (2012-2013). Learn more at clgbthistory.org/prizes/audre-lorde-prize/.
The Gregory Sprague Prize recognizes an outstanding published or unpublished paper, article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer history completed in English by a graduate student. It is awarded in even-numbered years for work completed during the previous two years (2012-2013). The Gerber/Hart Library in Chicago underwrites the Sprague Prize. Learn more at clgbthistory.org/prizes/gregory-sprague-prize/.
Lorde and Sprague Prize submissions for the should be sent via email to all members of the Lorde/Sprague Prize Committee:
Kevin Mumford, Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Chair): firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily K. Hobson, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies & History, University of Nevada, Reno: email@example.com
Anita Kurimay, Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow in History, European University Institute: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Allan Bérubé Prize recognizes outstanding work in public or community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer history. It is awarded in even-numbered years, covering works from the previous two years (2012-2013). The GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco underwrites the Bérubé Prize. Learn more at clgbthistory.org/prizes/allan-berube-prize/
Bérubé Prize submissions for the should be sent via email to all members of the Bérubé Prize Committee:
Jill Austin, Curator, Chicago History Museum (Chair): email@example.com
JD Doyle, Creator, Queer Music Heritage: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria-Anna Tesliou, Ph.D. candidate, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester: email@example.com
Please email a PDF of the article, paper or public history application to each member of appropriate committee with your name and the prize name in the subject line. Questions can be addressed to the committee chair.