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Published 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...Read more

Published January 19, 2022

Robert Cleary just completed his first semester in the History Ph.D. Program at the Graduate Center and is excited about beginning the spring. Along with his work as a student at CUNY, he has recently begun volunteering with the LGBTQ National History Archive at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Manhattan. Robert studied as an undergraduate at Hunter College after graduating from LaGuardia Community College, and began his graduate studies last year in the GC’s Liberal Studies Program. As a doctoral student, he is interested in exploring intersections between queer history and intellectual history. Read more

Published January 19, 2022

ASHP invites you to join pioneering historian Jonathan Ned Katz for a talk about his new biography, The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams.

Katz is an independent scholar, historian, and visual artist. Starting in 1976, he has published five books on sexual and gender history, and he founded, a major website on U.S. LGBTQ+ history. In his newest book, Katz uncovers the story of Eve Adams -- an associate of Emma Goldman, a radical activist who ran lesbian- and -gay-friendly tea rooms in Chicago and New York and who, in 1925, published a book titled Lesbian...Read more

Published January 19, 2022

On Wednesday, March 9, please join ASHP/CML for a practitioner-focused virtual workshop led by Stacie Brensilver Berman (Visiting Assistant Professor in the Teaching and Learning department at NYU Steinhardt). Brensilver Berman will present quantitative and qualitative information on the necessity of including LGBTQ+ history in middle and high school social studies curricula, share available resources with participants, and offer guidance on ways to authentically incorporate LGBTQ+ history into the curriculum.  Participants will engage with historical documents and lesson plans in small groups and discuss how they might use these materials in their classrooms. The session will conclude with a Q & A.

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Published January 19, 2022

On Tuesday, February 15, please join ASHP/CML for a virtual presentation by Stacie Brensilver Berman, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Teaching and Learning department at NYU Steinhardt

Brensilver Berman will discuss her recent book, LGBTQ+ History in High School Classes in the United States since 1990, which details bureaucratic, organizational, and pedagogical efforts to make United States history classes and curricula more LGBTQ+ inclusive and the backlash against those efforts. She will share information from her book on recent legislation and resources created by organizations like GLSEN, Learning for Justice, and PBS in addition to specifically focusing on the oral histories she conducted with...Read more

Published January 14, 2022

This spring, Gaby Fasold Berges will join ASHP/CML as an intern, researching and assisting in the creation of digital maps for Who Built America? The OER. She will also assist with research for the development of a project on science in U.S. history. Gaby is a third-year PhD student in Latin American and Caribbean history at New York University. Read more

Published January 14, 2022

The CUNY Digital History Archives has recently opened five new collections highlighting student and community activism and is now partnering with the Graduate Center’s Mina Reese Library. The new collections include: Community College 7 covering the community activism that helped to create Medgar Evers College; Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College on the formation of one of the first Puerto Rican Studies programs in the nation; The Story of SLAM!: Oral History Interviews about student opposition to state budget cuts in the 1990s and early 2000s; The Shutdown: CUNY Responds to the Covid-19 Pandemic, which presents artifacts...Read more

Published January 14, 2022

This spring, Carli Snyder will join ASHP/CML as a researcher and writer, preparing educational materials for Mission US and contributing to the production of Who Built America? The OER. Carli is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Center’s History program. Her research examines the development of feminist Holocaust scholarship in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s. She previously worked in the education department at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.Read more

LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States: Application

1 Contact 2 Institution 3 Teaching Experience 4 NEH Information 5 Essay Questions 6 Complete