Apply Now! NEH Summer Institute, LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States

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The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center, City University of New York will host a National Endowment for the Humanities institute in Summer 2022 for 30 middle and high school teachers to study LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States. Due to continuing restrictions regarding face-to-face meetings, this will be a remote institute in which participants will view presentations by and interact with noted scholars, teachers, and archivists, as well as their colleagues. In addition, they will participate in “behind the scenes'' virtual sessions with curators and staff at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Leslie Lohman Museum, and New York Public Library. 

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. Institute outcomes will include: understanding LGBTQ+ history as a constant presence within U.S. history; expanding historical narratives to incorporate LGBTQ+ stories; identifying pedagogical strategies and materials appropriate for exploring LGBTQ+ history in middle and high school classrooms; and building a national network of resources and colleagues dedicated to exploring LGBTQ+ history and identity in middle and high school curriculum.  

Participant Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

For further information on the institute, contact:
Donna Thompson Ray, Institute Director
American Social History Project
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
dthompson@gc.cuny.edu