Brian Trump, Hinni AarninsaloDesiree Abu-Odeh & Alexie Glover

The 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA) takes place January 5-8, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. This year’s theme—“Historical Scale: Linking Levels of Experience”—promises fascinating panels and papers exploring the history of sexuality, gender, and the body. We have collected a list of these panels, many of which are part of a mini-conference offered by the Committee on LGBT History (CLGBTH). Of special note is the series of panels supported by CLGBTH and the Oral History Association honoring the life and work of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez.

Are you attending any of these panels? If so, we would love to hear from you. NOTCHES has a regular “Dispatches” feature where we publish our readers’ critical accounts of conferences, symposia, and workshops that they attend. Through this feature, we hope to keep you appraised of current events, ongoing debates, advances in scholarship, and general discussions on the history of sexuality. Are you interested in writing a dispatch on the AHA meeting for us? Send an email to notchesblog@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 5

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Family/Business: The Private Sides of Business and Empire in Antebellum America

Director’s Row H (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Lobby Level)

Feminist Visibility in the Long 1970s

Governor’s Square 15 (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Concourse Level)

Incorporating Queer History into Latin American Survey Courses: A Roundtable

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
  • Chair: Nicholas L. Syrett, University of Northern Colorado
  • Pablo E. Ben, San Diego State University
  • Benjamin A. Cowan, George Mason University
  • Zeb Tortorici, New York University
  • Heather A. Vrana, Southern Connecticut State University

A Vicious Turn in Global History: Fighting Drinks, Drugs, and “Immorality,” c. 1850-1950

Plaza Ballroom A (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Concourse Level)

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Queer Scholars and Scholarship on the Job Market: A Roundtable

Mile High Ballroom 1D (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
  • Chair: Nicholas L. Syrett, University of Northern Colorado
  • Julio Capó Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • April Haynes, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Jen Manion, Amherst College
  • Allison MillerPerspectives on History
  • Amy H. Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University

San Francisco in 1967: The Summer of Love Revisited

Plaza Ballroom A (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Concourse Level)
  • Chair: William J. Rorabaugh, University of Washington
  • Michael Wm. Doyle, Ball State University
  • David Farber, University of Kansas
  • Gretchen J. Lemke-Santangelo, Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Sherry L. Smith, Southern Methodist University

Sex, Violence, and Honor in Modern Italy

Governor’s Square 15 (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Concourse Level)

Friday, January 6

8:30 – 10:00 AM

Catholicism, Slavery, and Young Men on the Loose: Perceived Threats to the Family in Antebellum America

Governor’s Square 14 (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Concourse Level)

Children as Migrants, Converts, and Mothers: Using Age as a Category of Analysis to Link Historical Experiences

Mile High Ballroom 1C (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Leathermen, Deep Throats, and the Best of Both Worlds: The 1970s and Sexual Chic in the United States

Mile High Ballroom 1B (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

In Honor of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Part 1: Oral History as Queer Archive: Listening with Horacio N. Roque Ramírez

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
  • Chair: Stephen Vider, Museum of the City of New York
  • Lauren Gutterman, University of Texas at Austin
  • Griselda Jarquin, University of California, Davis
  • Kristyn Scorsone, Rutgers University, Newark

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Fetish and Fantasy in Colonial Latin America

Mile High Ballroom 1B (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

In Honor of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Part 2: Remembering the Life and Work of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez: A Roundtable

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
  • Chair: Nan Alamilla Boyd, San Francisco State University
  • Jennifer Brier, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • William A. Calvo-Quirós, University of Michigan
  • Marla Ramirez, San Francisco State University

Unsettling Domesticities: New Global Histories of Family and Home

Mile High Ballroom 1C (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Women on the Move in the Early Modern World

Mile High Ballroom 4B (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

12:30 – 1:30 PM

CGLBTH Members’ Meeting

Room 604 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)
  • Presiding: Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University
  • Presiding: Nicholas L. Syrett, University of Northern Colorado

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Birth Control and Population in Interwar China and India

Room 403 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)

In Honor of Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Part 3: That’s His Place! Horacio N. Roque Ramírez and Queer Latina/o/x Histories

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
  • Chair: Emily K. Hobson, University of Nevada at Reno
  • Julio Capó Jr., University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Anahi Russo Garrido, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • David Hernández, Mount Holyoke College
  • Ana Minian, Stanford University

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Constructing Childhoods: Age, Race, and Nationality in Latin American Courts

Mile High Ballroom 4C (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Converging on the Body: Embodiment, Experience, and Performance in the German-Speaking World

Governor’s Square 14 (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Concourse Level)

Disorderly and Unsexed: Transgressing and Performing Gender Roles

Room 503 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)

7:15 – 8:45 PM

Borderlands and Frontier Studies Committee Meeting: Bordering on Belonging: Sex, States, and Gender/Queer Identities in North American Frontiers

Room 302 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)
  • Chair: Grace Peña Delgado, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Ernesto Chavez, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Pamela Fuentes, Colegio de México
  • Francisco Galarte, University of Arizona
  • Lina Maria Murillo, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Adele Perry, University of Manitoba

Saturday, January 7

8:30 – 10:00 AM

Bad Reputations: Defining and Engaging in Illicit Sex in the French Atlantic World from the 17th to the 20th Centuries

Mile High Ballroom 4B (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Childhood in Liminal Legal Spaces

Centennial Ballroom B (Hyatt Regency Denver, Third Floor)

Historicizing Feminism and Patriarchy: Reflections on Historical Scholarship and Careers

Room 603 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)
  • Chair: Donna Guy, Ohio State University
  • Rosemary Admiral, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Donna Guy, Ohio State University
  • Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, Montana State University–Bozeman
  • Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota
  • Ann Little, Colorado State University
  • Michele Mitchell, New York University
  • Barbara Ramusack, University of Cincinnati

Queering Historical Scale, Part 1: Histories of Sex Work and Sexual Commerce

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Empires, Nations, Bodies: New Approaches to the Armenian Genocide

Governor’s Square 15 (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Concourse Level)

Governing the Body: Africans and the Trans-Atlantic Legal and Natural Landscapes of Enslavement

Mile High Ballroom 4A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Mummies, Drugs, and Sexual Energy: Knowing, Collecting, and Preserving Nature in the 16th-Century Spanish Americas

Room 403 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)

Queering Historical Scale, Part 2: Queer History beyond the City: Sexuality in 19th– and Early 20th-Century Rural America

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Edges and Ends of Innocence: Politicizing Childhood in West Germany and Austria

Director’s Row I (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Lobby Level)

Food, Sex, and Death: Medicine and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Mile High Ballroom 4C (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Gender and Sovereignty in a Transnational Frame

Room 603 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)

Queering Historical Scale, Part 3: Queering Femininity: Gender Normativity and Lesbian History

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Queering Historical Scale, Part 4: Querying Metanarratives of Queer History in Modern Germany

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Realities and Imaginings of Blackness in the Southern Cone across a Broad Scale of Time and Reconceptualized Scale of Place

Room 402 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)

Women’s Agency and Embodied Experiences in Defining Sex, Childbirth, and Reproduction: Guatemala, Brazil, and Chile, 1800-1970

Room 201 (Colorado Convention Center, Meeting Room Level)

Women’s Weapons: Gender and the Struggle for Survival in the Wartime US and Cuba

Plaza Ballroom A (Sheraton Denver Downtown, Plaza Building Concourse Level)

Sunday, January 8

9:00 – 10:30 AM

California Rewrites Its K-12 History

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

New Perspectives on Marriage and Courtship in Mexico

Mile High Ballroom 4A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Confining Women: Labor, Motherhood, and Resistance in the 19th-Century Penitentiary

Mile High Ballroom 1C (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)

Incorporating LGBT History into the US Survey: A Roundtable Discussion

Mile High Ballroom 1A (Colorado Convention Center, Ballroom Level)
  • Chair: Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University
  • David D. Doyle, Southern Methodist University
  • Catherine O. Jacquet, Louisiana State University
  • Jen Manion, Amherst College
  • Kevin J. Mumford, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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