In the coming year Justin Spring will discuss the writing of SECRET HISTORIAN at various schools, organizations, book clubs and reading groups around the United States. His hour-long illustrated lecture, featuring rare images drawn primarily from the Steward Archive, will touch on the following topics as he describes the extraordinary life and times of Samuel Steward/Phil Sparrow/Phil Andros:
- Gay self-esteem
- Gay social history
- Gay visibility in American culture
- History of gay publishing
- Chicago gay history
- Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research
- The challenge of working with American libraries, archives, and special collections in researching gay sexual experience
In the past four months, Justin Spring has lectured on SECRET HISTORIAN at the New York Public Library; the San Francisco Public Library; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Beinecke Library, Yale University; the John Hay Library, Brown University; the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College; Colgate University; Northwestern University; The Wexner Center, Ohio State University Columbus; the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington; Publication Studio, Portland OR; the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, Milwaukee; and the 12th Annual Modernist Studies Association.
Future engagements include University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Stonewall Library and Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, the Warhol Museum, Notre Dame University, Penn State University, the Chicago History Museum, the Leather Archives and Museum Chicago, Cornell University, and the Archivists Association of Greater New York.
For inquiries and additional information, contact Justin Spring here.
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