New project makes historic LGBT newspaper available online

An article on the digitization of the Bay Area Report, an LGBT magazine founded in 1971:

"An initiative to put the full contents of the longest-running continuously published LGBT weekly in the United States online has reached its first milestone with the posting of five years of historic back issues."

How should historians discuss LGBT+ history in textbooks?

Book Channel readers may be interested in an ethical and methodological question posed by Theresa Harrington for The Atlantic"Should history textbooks 'out' LGBT figures?"

Harrington cites a new California law to adopt K-12 history textbooks that highlight the contributions of LGBT people. The conundrum, of course, is how to discuss the identities of people who would not have referred to themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. during their own lifetimes.

Query: Primary Sources for LGBTQ Jewish History

I am compiling an anthology of primary sources for LGBTQ Jewish history, to be published in late 2018. The book includes over a hundred texts from Jewish communities around the world, from the time of the Talmud until 1969, aimed at both academics and a general educated audience. Many of the sources have never been published in English; I am looking for scholars to assist in translation (with modest compensation) for German, Dutch, Italian, and French.

ANN, Upcoming Symposium: Embodied Belongings: Exploring the Politics of 'Queer' in South Asia, Syracuse University, October 5-6

Dear all,

I woudl like to invite you all to attend our Fall Symposium, "Embodied Belongings: Exploring the Politics of 'Queer' in South Asia" at Syracuse Unviersity, October 5-6, 2017.

HBI Research Awards - Application Deadline Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Hadassah Brandeis Institute is accepting proposals for the 2017 Research AwardsScholars, activists, writers and artists who are pursuing research on questions of significance to the field of Jewish women's and gender studies, or work that deals with the themes of the HBI's focus in a comparative perspective, may apply. 

Short-term Travel Awards @ Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (July 15)

Travel Research in Equity Collections (TREC)

Short-term Travel Awards at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History


To encourage use of its equity-related collections, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History offers 4 short-term travel awards for researchers to come to the Museum and use the Archives Center's 20,000 feet of archival materials. Each recipient is awarded a lump sum of $1,500 to support 10 days of research in residence.


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