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.
SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 PANEL LOCATION: MOOT COURT ROOM ROOM 6.68 JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK 524 WEST 59TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10019 6:00–8:00 P.M. REGISTRATION 6:30–8:00 P.M. JOINT EVENT: CLAGS PUBLIC EVENT + PRE-CONFERENCE ROUNDTABLE: FROM WOMEN’S LIBERATION TO THE GENDER TURN: THE POLITICS OF LESBIAN HISTORY • Featuring Claire Bond Potter, Cheryl Clarke, Caroll Smith-Rosenberg, and others. 8:00–9:30 P.M. WELCOME RECEPTION
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