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Gay American History @40 Conference Poster

This poster advertises the Gay American History @40 conference, which was held at the Theresa Lang Center of the New School from May 4th to 6th, 2016. The event, which was co-sponsored by CLAGS as well as ARCUS, the Digital Humanities Initiative, Historical Studies and Gender Studies at the New School, was held to honor the 40th anniversary of Jonathan Ned Katz’s foundational book Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A. The conference brought together scholars and activists from across the globe for a number of different talks and events, including a keynote speech delivered by Susan Stryker.

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
Creators | CLAGS; ARCUS, the Digital Humanities Initiative, Historical Studies and Gender Studies at the New School
Date Created | May 2016 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright CLAGS' archive
Item Type | Text (Poster / Flier / Leaflet)
Cite This document | CLAGS and ARCUS, the Digital Humanities Initiative, Historical Studies and Gender Studies at the New School, “Gay American History @40 Conference Poster,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 21, 2018, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/8302.

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