Interview by Dan Royles Dagmawi Woubshet’s The Calendar of Loss (Johns Hopkins, 2015) examines the politics of mourning in the early years of the AIDS epidemic both in the United States and Ethiopia. The book details the ways in which early AIDS mourners used poetry, obituaries, visual art, and direct action protest both to commemorate […]
Author: Dan Royles
Dan Royles As historians, how does the past speak to us, and when it does, how do we listen? These were the questions broached by the papers in the final session of the CLGBTH‘s conference-within-a-conference at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting. This session combined papers from the panels “Pragmatism and […]
Dan Royles Black inequality—inaugurated under slavery and maintained by protean forms of white supremacy—has been central to American society, through to the present day. But where does AIDS fit into this story? From the beginning of the recognized epidemic in the United States, communities of color—and African Americans in particular—have […]
In the early days of the AIDS epidemic gay men struggled to reconcile 1970s sexual openness with the growing danger of a deadly disease.