HIST 2335

HIST 2335

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

In this course we will examine LGBTQ+ history in the United States with a focus on its recovery and public representation—what are the stakes of researching, preserving, and commemorating the LGBTQ+ past? We will investigate how archival, scholarly, curatorial, and creative practices shape popular conceptions of LGBTQ+ life, politics, and culture, and how those practices and conceptions have changed with evolving understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and oppression. Students will build skills in archival research and historical interpretation and explore possibilities and challenges in building archives and presenting LGBTQ+ history in a variety of public contexts—museums, libraries, monuments, movies and television, and community-based oral history projects. For their final project, students will locate and research a selection of archival materials (periodicals, letters, pamphlets, songs, advertisements, etc.) either online or at Cornell Library's Rare and Manuscript Collections, producing a final research paper and a proposal for a public history project.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Course Subfield (HNA)

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  • 17235HIST 2335  SEM 101

    • TRUris Hall 302
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Vider, S

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person