The Newberry Seminar on Gender and Sexuality | Newberry

The Newberry Seminar on Gender and Sexuality

Harriet Monroe in the Cass Street office of Poetry magazine, Harry Hansen Papers

Harriet Monroe in the Cass Street office of Poetry magazine, Harry Hansen Papers. Midwest MS Hansen Bx. 9 Fl. 914

Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.

This seminar explores diverse topics and genres-such as race, ethnicity, intersectionality, violence, religion, performance, memory, family, and activism-through the prisms of gender and/or sexuality. The focus is on the United States and North America across all time periods; however, we welcome transnational scholarship as well as papers on non-American aspects of the history of gender and/or sexuality.

The seminar’s co-sponsors are the history departments of DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.

Kathleen Belew, University of Chicago; Francesca Morgan, Northeastern Illinois University; and Elizabeth W. Son, Northwestern University are the coordinators for the 2016-2017 seminar.

The Gender and Sexuality Seminar 2016-2017 Call for Proposals is now closed. Proposals for 2017-2018 will be accepted from February 1 to June 1, 2017. To submit a proposal, please visit our webform and upload a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief CV. Applications will not be accepted via email or in hard copy.

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To see a listing of past seminars, please select a year below:

2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008

Seminar Schedule 2016-2017

Friday, October 28, 2016
Women and Gender Seminar
Forming Intimacies: Queer Kinship and Resistance in the Antebellum American Atlantic Vanessa M Holden, Michigan State University
Friday, January 27, 2017
Women and Gender Seminar
Amelia Chesson Enters the Fourth Estate:”She must, therefore, be considered a pioneer in lady journalism” Tracy C. Davis, Northwestern University
Friday, February 24, 2017
Women and Gender Seminar
Head Dress: Aligning the Turban and Hijab in Contemporary North America Balbir K. Singh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Friday, March 31, 2017
Women and Gender Seminar
PANEL: Gender and Violence in the US Military and Defense Complexes after 1945 Johann Bayer, University of Chicago and Jessie L. Kindig, Indiana University
Friday, April 28, 2017
Women and Gender Seminar
BOOK EVENT:Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left Emily K. Hobson;