Queer History Conference 2019
BE A PART OF HISTORY
Come to our inaugural Queer History Conference 2019 (QHC 19)!
Below we have outlined a general schedule. Please click here for a more detailed program including a list of all panels and their room numbers.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
- 5:30pm - 7:00pm Opening Reception at Jolene's
Monday, June 17, 2019
- 8:00am Registration Opens
- 9:00am - 10:30am Keynote by Susan Stryker
- 10:45am - 12:15pm Panel Session 1
- 12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch provided by QHC 19
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm Panel Session 2
- 3:15pm - 4:45pm Panel Session 3
- 5:30pm - 7:00pm Reception at GLBT History Museum
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
- 9:00am - 10:30am Panel Session 4
- 10:45am - 12:15pm Panel Session 5
- 12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch provided by Conference
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm Panel Session 6
- 3:15pm - 4:45pm Panel Session 7
- 5:30pm - 7:30pm Reception hosted by San Francisco Public Library History Center (Located at Skylight Gallery on the 6th floor, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102)
Session panels include topics such as Trans as a (Historical) Category, Reclamation & Resistance: The Making of Grassroots QTPOC Histories, The Queer 1960s in East Asia, Radical Queer Activism in the Bay Area 1969 - 1999, Beyond Biomedicine: Black and Latinx Response to the AIDS Pandemic and many more! Go to https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/content/qhc-2019-tentative-schedule for the complete list of panels and their room numbers.
For a campus map go to http://www.sfsu.edu/~sfsumap/.
All conference speakers are required to become members of the Committee on LGBT History (Step #1) before registering for the conference (Step #2). Participants who are already members may skip directly to Step #2 and may also consider making a donation to the Committee on LGBT History and/or SFSU's Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarship. Conference attendees are welcome to join the Committee on LGBT History but are not required to do so; they should, however, register for the conference (Step #2). K-12 teachers who are earning CEUs at the conference are not required to become members of the Committee on LGBT History but are required to register for the conference and CEUs through the College of Extended Learning (Steps #2 and #3 respectively).
Registration will be a three step process.
1) Become a member of the Committe on LGBT History (Sliding Scale $10 - $40)
2) Register for the conference through the College of Extended Learning at SFSU here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/SFSUCEL
3) If you are a K-12 teacher and would like continuing education units for attending the conference, register for CEU's through the College of Extended Learning at SFSU. You can register for CEUs here: https://webapps.sfsu.edu/cel/courses. Course Number: ETHS 9000  Title: Queer History Conference.
UPDATE: Registration will remain open online. If you register on June 14 or later, please bring your proof of payment with you to campus. You will also be able to register onsite at the conference with a credit card.
Registration will also be available on-campus at the Keynote in Science 201 and after all-day Monday in Library 121.
Our campus is pretty accessible but if you've never been here before it can be confusing! Check out these pages and directions for getting to campus and around the City in the quickest and safest manner!
- Driving directions can be found here: https://parking.sfsu.edu/visitor-information/driving-directions
- Mass transportation directions can be found here: https://parking.sfsu.edu/transit
- Download an app for an on-demand transportation company such as Lyft and type in SFSU's address, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
- Dorm rooms will be available to book for conference attendees. You may book a double room (shared with a friend) or a single room for just yourself for the duration of the conference only from June 16 to June 19. If you are booking a double room you will be required to indicate a roommate to reserve a room. The cost of a double room per person is $148.47 for the entire stay and includes a hot, all-you-can-eat, buffet breakfast on June 17, 18 and 19. The cost of a single room is $233.52 for the entire stay and also includes breakfast. You are required to pay in advance at the time of reservation for the entire three-night stay, even if you do not intend to stay all three nights. Payment is non refundable. Check-in is any time after 3pm and check-out is at 11am. If you arrive earlier than 3pm we will be able to store your bags at the dorm location. The deadline for Housing on-campus was May 13th and is now closed.
- Hampton Inn - Daly City. You can check out their reviews and book a room here.
- Ocean Park Motel. You can check out their reviews and book a room here.
- El Camino Inn. You can check their reviews and book a room here.
- Hotels downtown or in the Castro are right along the M Line which stops right in front of campus. Sometimes they can be cheaper if you make a reservation during low-peak times. You can check their reviews and book a room here.
- There's a number of online accommodation sharing sites you can use such as VRBO and AirBNB. AirBNB does come with a lot of complicated ethical dilemmas due to their role in furthering gentrification. However, they offer cheaper alternatives. You can check their San Francisco listings here.
Sexual Harassment Policy
- Sexual harassment will not be tolerated at QHC19. The Committee on LGBT History and GLBT Historical Society are committed to creating and maintaining a harassment-free environment for all participants of the conference. As an affiliate of the American Historical Association, the CLGBTH abides by the AHA's official sexual harassment policy, which can be found here.
Getting Immersed in San Francisco
Exciting news! The conference is taking place during Pride month, which means there will be a bevy of fun options to choose from. We've outlined some options below.
- Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Film Festival June 14 - June 16. An annual event celebrating original films by queer, trans, and nonbinary people of color. You can find more information about QWOCMAP and their annual festival here.
- Be sure to check out the Queer Cultural Center's Queer Arts Festival here.
- Jolene's a new queer and trans-owned bar in San Francisco. Check out their website here.
- The Castro, a historic district full of colorful characters, shops, and bars. Check out HiddenSF's and thegaytripper's guides to the Castro.
- Tenderloin, the iconic site of Compton's Cafeteria Riots and San Francisco's newest and world's first Transgender Cultural District, has no shortage of exciting things to check out.
- Or you can check out the SOMA district, one of San Francisco's oldest LGBT hot spots and leather scenes! Two of the best places to go are The Stud or The Eagle.
- San Francisco Black Film Festival - June 14 - June 17. Be sure to check out the Queer Harlem Renaissance Films and Panel on Sunday the 16th from 2 - 4 PM.
- Oakland Museum of California. Queer California: Untold Stories will deepen and expand our understanding of this history through art, music, video, and more. Experience powerful examples of social activism through contemporary artwork and historical materials and view rarely-seen artifacts, archival documents, photographs, costumes, and ephemera such as zines, stickers and flyers. The exhibition aligns important milestones in LGBTQ+ culture with lesser-known stories, focusing on a diversity of queer identities, civil rights, and resistance to oppression.
Eating Out and Hanging out
- If you're a foodie you'll want to take your time to do research before you arrive so check out sites like Eater SF, the eat and drink section of 7X7, or TableHopper. Yelp is also handy for reviews by amateur gourmandes and will tell you the best places to eat nearby if you have your location settings turned on.
- Go here: https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/content/eating-out-city to see the Conference organizers' picks.
QHC 19 – Program Committee
Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University, Co-Chair
Nick Syrett, University of Kansas, Co-Chair
Lexi Adsit, San Francisco State University, Conference Coordinator
Howard Chiang, University of California, Davis
René Esparza, Washington University in St. Louis
Will Kuby, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Amanda Littauer, Northern Illinois University
Kirsten Leng, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Víctor Macías-González, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Jen Manion, Amherst College
Wendy Rouse, San José State University
Nikita Shepard, Columbia University
Yorick Smaal, Griffith University
T.J. Tallie, University of San Diego
Sarah Watkins, Independent Scholar
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History
GLBT Historical Society
Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Endowed Chair in History at San Francisco State University