LGBT Religious Archives Network News

Newsletter #88: November 30, 2011

This month's news:

  1. December 1 Deadline for Submissions for Religious History Award
  2. Call for Papers for Other Awards & Conferences
  3. New on the Web Site

1.  December 1 Deadline for Submissions for Religious History Award

The deadline for submissions for the 2011-12 LGBT Religious History Award is here--December 1.  LGBT-RAN's Religious History Award is the only academic award honoring scholarship in LGBT religious history.  This is the seventh year this award has been offered.

Submission guidelines are detailed here.  The awardee receives $500 plus public recognition at the annual meeting of the LGBT-RAN Advisory Committee which will be in June, 2012.  Pass on information about this award to scholarly colleagues and students doing research and writing in LGBT religious history.

2.  Call for Papers for Other Awards & Conferences

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) has issued a Call for Papers for a September 27-30, 2012 Conference, "Radically Gay: The Life & Visionary Legacy of Harry Hay." Commemorating the centennial of Hay's birth, CLAGS is designing this broad-reaching conference to explore key facets of LGBT life and their evolution over the last six decades. Topics include: politics, spirituality, arts, and identities. Click here for info about the conference. Deadline for proposals is January 31, 2012.

The Committee on LGBT History has announced December 31 deadlines for submissions for these awards:

More details on these awards available through the links provided.

3.  New on the Web Site

These biographical statements have been added to the Profiles Gallery this month:

For individuals and groups interested in preserving their records, check out links to these informative brochures from the Society of American Archivists: "Donating Your Personal or Family Papers to a Repository" and "Donating Your Organizational Records to a Repository."

Finally, LGBT-RAN has updated its Links page, adding connections to other sites on LGBT religious history as well as general LGBT history. Please contact us with info about other relevant sites to which LGBT-RAN might link.

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