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On behalf of OutHistory.org, we are pleased to invite you to Gay American History @ 40 Conference held at The New School from May 4th to 6th, 2016. This conference marks the fortieth anniversary of Jonathan Ned Katz's Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the USA (1976) and will highlight the ways in which theories, categories, research methods and priorities have been constructed, challenged, and reconstructed over the last forty years of historical research on sexuality and gender.

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016

8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. Theresa Lang Center

REGISTRATION

8:45–9:00 A.M. Theresa Lang Center

WELCOME RECEPTION

9:00–10:00 A.M. Theresa Lang Center

OPENING KEYNOTE: SUSAN STRYKER

“1973: Remembering Queer History Otherwise”

10:00–10:30 A.M. Theresa Lang Center

MORNING TEA

10:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M. Theresa Lang Center

HISTORICIZING SEXUALITY AND GENDER

• Sarah Schulman “Writing Queer Historical Fiction: Sex and Race in

1950’s Working-Class New York in ‘The Cosmopolitans’”

• Jim Downs “‘Father Knows Best’:

The Marxist Roots of Gay American History”

• Holly Hughes “A Home for Wayward Girls”

• Michael Roberson “The Trans Sounds of Black Freedom”

• Chair and comment: Ricardo Montez

12:30–1:30 P.M. Theresa Lang Center

LUNCH

1:30–2:50 P.M. Theresa Lang Center

EARLY AMERICAN HISTORIES

• Richard Godbeer “Growing Up with Nicholas Sension:

Same Sex Intimacies in Early America”

• Jen Manion “Me and Deborah Sampson”

• Elizabeth Reis “Bodies in Doubt”

• Chair and comment: Kathleen Brown

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