This item shows the events sponsored by CLAGS during the Spring 2015 semester. The diversity and range of events throughout the semester, including topics such as an intersectional look at queerness and disability and Swedish choreographer Carl Olof Berg’s two-part performance on masculinity, demonstrates CLAGS’ commitment to all forms of queer studies and in particular new developments to the field. Every spring CLAGS also helps sponsor the Rainbow Book Fair as well as at least one conference. For 2015, CLAGS helped to sponsor: the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Conference, the 2015 LGBT Health Conference, and Queers & Comics.
Although formally instituted at the CUNY Graduate Center in 1991, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies was first conceived 5 years earlier by Martin, Duberman, one of the first historians to embrace the, then infantile, field of Queer Studies. Duberman sensed the need for a formal center devoted to queer research. As the first university-based center for LGBTQ research, CLAGS continues to demonstrate its dedication to advancing Queer Studies, by hosting public events showcasing queer research and sponsoring fellowships to support queer scholars. Among its many notable contributions, CLAGS annually puts on at least one major conference and holds the Kessler Award Lecture every fall to celebrate a queer scholar who has made a notable contribution to the field of queer studies.
Source | CLAGS Archive Creator | CLAGS Date Created | 2015 (Circa) Rights | Copyright CLAGS Archive Item Type | Text (Poster / Flier / Leaflet) Cite This document | CLAGS, “Spring 2015 Calendar of Events,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 27, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/8272.