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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.

Membership:

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!

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History will award the Allan Bérubé Prize in 2016.The Allan Bérubé Prize is awarded for outstanding work in public or community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer history completed in 2014 or 2015. The Bérubé Prize is underwritten by the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. Learn more at http://clgbthistory.org/prizes/allan-berube-prize

Activists, students, faculty, authors, readers, editors, or publishers can nominate. Self- nominations are encouraged. Please submit a cover letter of no more than three pages describing the project and how it reflects outstanding work in public or community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer history. Depending on the type of project, submissions may also include supplementary materials like DVDs, links to websites, exhibition catalogs, etc. Questions can be addressed to prize committee chair, Amy Sueyoshi.2016 Prize Committee:
*Amy Sueyoshi, Race and Resistance Studies and Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University, Chair, sueyoshi@sfsu.edu

*Mark Bowman, LGBT Religious Archives Network, Chicago Theological Seminary, lgbtran@gmail.com

*Victor Salvo, The Legacy Project, victorsalvo@legacyprojectchicago.org

Emailed submissions must be postmarked by 11:59pm (Pacific time), 1 November 2015. Supplemental materials (DVDs, exhibition materials, etc.) should also be postmarked by 1 November. Please contact the committee members in advance via email to obtain the appropriate addresses.

Winners will be announced at the Committee on LGBT History’s annual reception at the 2016 American Historical Association conference in Atlanta.

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History will award the Audre Lorde and Gregory Sprague Prizes in 2016.

The Audre Lorde Prize is awarded for an outstanding article on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer history published in English in 2014 or 2015.
Learn more at http://clgbthistory.org/prizes/audre-lorde-prize

The Gregory Sprague Prize is for 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 in 2014 or 2015. The prize is underwritten by the Gerber/Hart Library in Chicago. Learn more at http://clgbthistory.org/prizes/gregory-sprague-prize

Students, faculty, authors, readers, editors, or publishers can nominate. Self-nominations are encouraged. Please email PDFs of submissions to each committee member with the nominee’s name and prize name in the subject line. Authors of 2015 articles to be published in the two months after the November 1 deadline may submit PDFs of page proofs. Questions can be addressed to prize committee chair, James Green.

2016 Prize Committee:
*James Green, Department of History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University, Chair, James_Green@brown.edu

*Chelsea Del Rio, Department of History, University of Michigan, cheldel@umich.edu

*Stephen Vider, Department of History, Yale University, Stephen.Vider@gmail.com

Emailed submissions must be postmarked by 11:59pm (Pacific time), 1 November 2015.

Winners will be announced at the Committee on LGBT History’s annual reception at the 2016 American Historical Association conference in Atlanta.