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.
The Gender and Sexuality Seminar 2017-2018 Call for Proposals is now CLOSED. Proposals for 2018-2019 will be accepted beginning March 1, 2018. 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.