2023 Research Fellowships at LancasterHistory

LancasterHistory is home to a rich and diverse collection of books, archival documents, artifacts, photographs, and other resources covering nearly 300 years of life in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are pleased to offer three research fellowship programs targeting educators, community groups, and academic scholars.

NWSA Panel CFP: The Political Uses and Abuses of Childhood: Queer Pasts, Presents, Futures

The last few years have seen a resurgence in conservative political activism concerned with protecting children from queer adults. Parents and politicians around the country are pushing to pass homophobic and transphobic legislation. These include, to name a few examples, laws being proposed to prohibit children from attending Drag shows, the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” in Florida, and most recently, DeSantis blaming queer theory for the rejection of a high school AP African American Studies course.

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