History | Researching Gender and Sexualities in Modern History
H760 | 27882 | Allen

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only

This research seminar is designed for each participant to devise and
complete and original research project related to the history of
gender and sexualities in the period since about 1800.  Projects may
take many forms.  Some participants may apply a particular theory
(or body of theory) arising in gender or sexuality studies to a
historical problem through scrutiny of relevant primary sources.
Others already working (or planning to work) on a topic related to
gender or sexualities can use the seminar to develop it through
primary source exploration.  Still others may design an original
research related to gender or sexuality, perhaps related to possible
dissertation subjects.  Some participants may aim to prepare a
conference paper or a publishable article in the history of
gender/sexualities; others may use the seminar to identify ways that
research in this area may augment or diversify their conceptual and
methodological expertise.

Class Schedule
Based on the research projects chosen by participants, Weeks 1-5,
the class meets weekly to discuss theoretical, methodological, and
relevant technical issues, some in university libraries and
archives.  Each person submits a research prospectus, consisting of
a proposal outline, research questions, and an annotated
bibliography [25%] Intensive research and a progress report are the
tasks of the next three-weeks. The class reconvenes to exchange
experiences in the final week of October (Week 8).  The following
week’s class addresses participants’ outlines for first drafts.
Then a three week period of intensive writing concludes with a first
draft by Week 12 class, November 18 [30%]. Week 13 class (December
2) considers the instructor’s report on suggested revisions. Final
drafts are due Week 15 (December 16) [45%].