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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!

Please join us at the American Historical Association annual meeting in Denver, January 5-8, 2017. Details of CLGBTH-sponsored sessions are here. See below for the full schedule of CLGBTH sessions:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

1:30-3:00pm – Incorporating Queer History into Latin American Survey Courses: A Roundtable
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
Cosponsored by the Conference on Latin American History and the AHA Teaching Division

Chair:
Víctor M. Macías-González, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse

Panel:
Pablo E. Ben, San Diego State University
Benjamin A. Cowan, George Mason University
Zeb Tortorici, New York University
Heather A. Vrana, Southern Connecticut State University

3:30-5:00pm – Queer Scholars and Scholarship on the Job Market: A Roundtable
Mile High Ballroom 1D (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Chair:
Nicholas L. Syrett, University of Northern Colorado

Panel:
Julio Capó Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst
April Haynes, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Jen Manion, Amherst College
Allison Miller, Perspectives on History
Amy H. Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

8:30-10:00am – In Honor of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Part 1: Oral History as Queer Archive: Listening with Horacio N. Roque Ramírez
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
Cosponsored by the Oral History Association

Chair:
Stephen Vider, Museum of the City of New York

Panel:
Lauren Gutterman, University of Texas at Austin
Griselda Jarquin, University of California, Davis
Víctor M. Macías-González, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Cyrana Wyker, Middle Tennessee State University

Comment:
Stephen Vider, Museum of the City of New York

10:30am-12:00pm – In Honor of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Part 2: Remembering the Life and Work of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez: A Roundtable
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
Cosponsored by the Oral History Association

Chair:
Nan Alamilla Boyd, San Francisco State University

Panel:
Jennifer Brier, University of Illinois at Chicago
William A. Calvo-Quirós, University of Michigan
Marla Ramirez, San Francisco State University

Comment:
Nan Alamilla Boyd, San Francisco State University

12:30-1:30pm – CLGBTH Members’ Meeting: All Welcome!
Room 604 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)

Presiding:
Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University
Nicholas L. Syrett, University of Northern Colorado

1:30-3:00pm – In Honor of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Part 3: That’s His Place! Horacio N. Roque Ramírez and Queer Latina/o/x Histories
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
Cosponsored by the Oral History Association

Chair:
Emily K. Hobson, University of Nevada at Reno

Panel:
Julio Capó Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Anahi Russo Garrido, Metropolitan State University of Denver
David Hernández, Mount Holyoke College
Ana Minian, Stanford University

Comment:
Emily K. Hobson, University of Nevada at Reno

3:30-5:00pm – The Role of Historians in a Time of Backlash: An Open Conversation
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Sponsored by the AHA Committee on LGBTQ Status in the Profession

Chair:
Leisa D. Meyer, College of William and Mary

Panel:
Leah DeVun, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Wallace D. Best, Princeton University
Debbie Ann Doyle, American Historical Association

7:30-8:30pm – LGBTQ Historians’ Reception
Capitol Ballroom 1 (Hyatt Regency Denver, Fourth Floor)
Sponsored by Gale

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

8:30-10:00am – Queering Historical Scale, Part 1: Queer Histories of Sex Work and Sexual Commerce
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Chair:
Don Romesburg, Sonoma State University

Papers:

“Queer Cures: Commercial Sex Therapies in 19th-Century New York”
April Haynes, University of Wisconsin–Madison

“Male-Male Prostitution in 1950s–70s Italian Fiction”
Alessio Ponzio, University of Michigan

“Sepia Sex Scenes: Black Women’s Erotic Labor in Early Pornographic Film”
Mireille Miller-Young, University of California, Santa Barbara

Comment:
Don Romesburg, Sonoma State University

10:30am-12:00pm – Queering Historical Scale, Part 2: Queer History beyond the City: Sexuality in 19th- and Early 20th-Century Rural America
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Chair:
Colin R. Johnson, Indiana University Bloomington

Papers:

“How Big a Scale Should the History of Sexuality Cover? Cases of Sexual Slander in America’s Early Republic”
Kent W. Peacock, Florida State University

“Rural, Queer, Settler: Astrid Arnoldsen’s Montana, c. the 1920s”
Emily E. Skidmore, Texas Tech University

“Laying It All on the Table: Scaling up Rural Queer History from Small-Town Wisconsin to Transnational Queer Networks”
Christopher Hommerding, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Comment:
Gabriel N. Rosenberg, Duke University

1:30-3:00pm – Queering Historical Scale, Part 3: Queering Femininity: Gender Normativity and Lesbian History
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Chair:
Lauren Gutterman, University of Texas at Austin

Papers:

“‘Pass Right By Your People’: Femme Invisibility and Postwar Lesbian History”
Alix Genter, The College of New Jersey

“‘Plagued with Unconscious Homosexual Cravings’: Queer Femininities, Latent Lesbianism, and Postwar American Sexual Culture”
Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University

“‘Treacherous Sweetness’: Interwar College Girls, Lesbianism, and the Specter of Unchecked Femininity”
Anastasia Jones, University of Toronto

Comment:
Lauren Gutterman, University of Texas at Austin

2:00-4:00pm – Tour 14: Colorado LGBT History Archives Tour and Presentation, Denver Public Library
Room 103 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)
Please sign up when you register for the annual meeting. Limit: 15.

3:30-5:00pm – Queering Historical Scale, Part 4: Querying Metanarratives of Queer History in Modern Germany
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Chair:
April Danielle Trask, Amherst College

Papers:

“To Finally Let Fall the Burdensome Mask: The Queer Politics of Carnival in Early 20th-Century Germany”
Christina Carmen Chiknas, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

“West German Gay Liberation: Escaping the Stonewall ‘Metanarrative’”
Craig Griffiths, City University London

“The Afterlives of Sexual Evidence: New Uses for Old Sources in Nazi Germany”
Matthew Conn, Michigan State University

Comment:
Svanur Petursson, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

9:00-10:30am – California Rewrites Its K–12 History
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Chair:
Nancy J. McTygue, California History-Social Science Project, University of California, Davis

Papers:

“Overseeing California’s Framework Revision”
Nancy J. McTygue, University of California, Davis; Bill Honig, California Department of Education; Thomas Adams, California Department of Education

“The Process of Updating History”
Beth Slutsky, University of California, Davis

“Scholar Advocacy and Incorporating the FAIR Education Act”
Don Romesburg, Sonoma State University

11:00am-12:30pm – Incorporating LGBT History into the US Survey: A Roundtable Discussion
Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
Cosponsored by the AHA Teaching Division

Chair:
Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University

Panel:
David D. Doyle, Southern Methodist University
Catherine O. Jacquet, Louisiana State University
Jen Manion, Amherst College
Kevin J. Mumford, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign