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Scholarly Projects

UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students lead scholarly and community projects around LGBT issues. 

Trans Studies Colloquium

The Trans Studies Colloquium is a project organized by graduate students. The colloquium offers a venue for any student, staff, or faculty member to workshop large projects that might draw from or contribute to Transgender Studies as a field. Term papers, articles, Masters' theses, conference presentations, and dissertation chapters are all appropriate projects.

Each meeting of the Trans Studies Colloquium focuses on one presenter's work. All participants are given copies of the project to read in advance.

For more information, contact Katherine Charek Briggs at katherine.charekbriggs@wisc.edu.

Madison's LGBT Community: 1960s-Present

This project from UW-Madison's Oral History Program consists of people who have expressed interest in gathering, preserving, and providing access to the stories, memories, and documents of Madison's LGBT community.  

The project invites advice, comments and volunteers in any capacity.  To get involved, contact the project director:

Troy Reeves
(608) 890-1899
treeves@library.wisc.edu

Browse interviews, movie clips, and more at the LGBT Oral History Project website.

LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement: 1960-Now

This course offered in 2008 explored the political, social, and cultural history of the mid-twentieth century U.S. LGBTQ movement. This historical exploration provided a basis for consideration of issues and themes that extend to contemporary LGBTQ life in the U.S. and beyond.

Students traveled to Detroit, Washington D.C., and New York City on a ten-day exploration of historical sites.  There, they met with living leaders of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement, visited organizations and conducted interviews.

Listen to interviews and explore the course's interactive website.

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