Bodies of Evidence | Nan Boyd on Oral History

Bodies of EvidenceAs part of my work for the Closeted/Out project, I have been organizing a series of workshops that bring visiting scholars to campus to join us in ongoing conversations about the role of gender and sexuality studies in public history theory and practice. Previous talks have featured Jennifer Brier, Associate Professor of History and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago (and a recent NEA grant recipient for her Mobile Museum!), and Tim Stewart-Winter, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers-Newark, where he is also a steering committee member of the Queer Newark project. This Thursday, May 30 at noon, we’re thrilled to welcome Nan Alamilla Boyd, Professor of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University, to discuss her recent edited volume, Bodies of Evidence: the Practice of Queer Oral History (Oxford UP, 2012).

For more information on Professor Boyd’s visit (and to RSVP), visit the CSGS Event Calendar.

Expose Yourself! Research Talk

This Thursday, May 2, I will speak about my research on nineteenth-century U.S. religious publishing and women readers as part of the University of Chicago’s Office of Graduate Student Affairs tour of Special Collections Research Center. For more on the evening’s program, visit Expose Yourself!

Register for the event online here.

Women’s History in a Digital World

Last month I took part in the inaugural Women’s History in the Digital World (#WHDigWrld) conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education at Bryn Mawr College.

My paper, On Equal Terms? The Stakes of Archiving Women’s and LGBT History in the Digital Era, and many others have been archived in the Greenfield Digital Center repository and can be viewed online here. I’m looking forward to revisiting the many of the talks:

Michelle Moravec created a Storify to archive conference tweets and reflected on our weekend at her blog, History in the City.

For more on the conference, see Arden Kirkland’s post Women’s History, and…Metadata?!