Assignment

Peruse OutHistory.org in depth and post a 600+ word review of what you see are its mission and content focuses, and discuss whether it achieves what it sets out to do.

How to do this:

  1. Log in to the site
  2. Rollover Queering the Web in the top admin bar and click on Dashboard
  3. Rollover Posts and click Add New
  4. Things to do on this post page
    1. Make sure you give your post a title
    2. Post your review in the text edit box
    3. Under categories, check off your name and OutHistory Review
    4. Click Publish on the right side of the screen

Readings

Carr, David. “Introduction, Chap. 1, 3, 5.” In Time, Narrative, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986. 1-44, 73-99, 122-152.

Cubitt, Geoffrey. “Chap. 5: Social Memory and the Collective Past.” In History and Memory. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008. 199-256.

Freeman, Elizabeth. “Introduction.” In Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 2010. 1-19.

Traub, Valerie. “The New Unhistoricism in Queer Studies.” PMLA 128, no. 1 (January 2013): 21–39.

Weeks, Jeffrey. “Framing Sexual History.” In What Is Sexual History? New York: Polity, 2016, 11-22.

OutHistory Reviews

OutHistory Review

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

When I first visit the website, I couldn’t really tell what the “history” is about. My browsing habit doesn’t usually make me check every corner of a web page, so I do think the “Welcome [...]

Outhistory.org Review

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

First and foremost I definitely think that the information and insight into the history of sexuality/identity comes across clearly, especially in the website domain name. The chronologies, book references, information tools and choice of language [...]

OutHistory Review – Cindy

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

From what I can garner, OutHistory is a place for academics and the public to share works and put their own stories onto the web. The idea of an active community, resembling that of Wikipedia, [...]

OutHistory.com Update Proposals

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

One of the most significant goals of OutHistory.org is outlined in the “about” page as the “active community participation in the discovery and creation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history.” From what I can [...]

Some Ideas to Improve OutHistory

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

From the “Welcome to OutHistory” segment on the opening page of the OutHistory website, I understood that OutHistory is meant to be a community for LGBTQ+ people and allies. The website is a place for [...]

Outhistory.org Review – Velez

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

The mission of the website is to illuminate the often ignored queer history, both recent and distant. By doing this, Jonathan Ned Katz hopes to inspire people and equip LGBTQ folk and their allies with [...]

OutHistory Review

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

On the “About” page of OutHistory, there is a strong emphasis on the intended collective and interactive nature of the site. The first paragraph announces that it is intended to be a “forum” where people [...]