Call for Applications: LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States Summer Institute for Teachers

January 20, 2022

Applications are now open for our 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute “LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States.” Thirty middle and high school teachers will be selected to view presentations by and interact with noted scholars of LGBTQ+ history, teachers, and archivists, as well as their colleagues. In addition, they will go “behind the scenes” with curators and staff at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Leslie Lohman Museum, and New York Public Library. Due to continuing restrictions regarding face-to-face meetings, all institute sessions will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

The institute will be led by ASHP/CML Executive Director Dr. Anne Valk, along with history educators, Dr. Stacie Brensilver Berman and Dr. Peter Mabli, both former k-12 teachers. Each day prominent guest scholars will join the institute for a full day of conversation and hands-on workshops about LGBTQ+ history in the middle and high school curriculum. They will introduce participants to the rich body of recent scholarship covering the span of U.S. history, from early America to the 1990s, and engage sources suited for classroom use, including military and government records, oral history interviews, literature, and art and photography.

Please visit for more information and to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2022.