Closeted/Out into the Quadrangles: a brief history of LGBTQ lifetime during the University of Chicago

Closeted/Out into the Quadrangles: a brief history of LGBTQ lifetime during the University of ChicagoIn 2011, the middle for the analysis of Gender and Sexuality launched Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles, a task documenting lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) life during the University of Chicago through the very very early 20th century through the day that is present. In Spring 2015, the task culminated within an exhibition within the Special Collections Research Center at Regenstein Library and a permanent dental history archive that is accessed by generations to come of scientists and community users. The project has contributed to building community and expertise around the history of sexuality across disciplines by providing undergraduate and graduate students at the University space for research and intergenerational mentorship in addition to producing new scholarship. The project has offered a yearly undergraduate course, training students in the practice of oral history and archival research in gender and sexuality and exploring LGBTQ history...
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