Queer Under State Socialism: A Global Perspective

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Cathedral of Learning, 1st Floor, Croghan-Schenley Ballroom



10:00 - 10:15 a.m. | OPENING REMARKS
by Nancy Condee, University of Pittsburgh

10:15 - 11:45 a.m. | KEYNOTE LECTURE
“Thinking Global, Acting Local: Hungarian Sexual Science Under State-Socialism”
by Anita Kurimay, Bryn Mawr College

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | BREAK

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | “Das Kapital Oratorio: The Fall of Communism as a Queer Dispropriative Event”
by Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts Boston

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | LUNCH

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | “Queerness and the Socialist Project in East Germany”
by Samuel Huneke, George Mason University

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | “A Historically Difficult Relationship: Latin American LGTB Movements and The Left”
by Jordi Diez, University of Guelph

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. | COFFEE BREAK

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | “Queer Life in China’s Early Socialist Period”
by Wenqing Kang, Cleveland State University


SATURDAY | February 11

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | “Recriminalization of Homosexuality under Stalin: New Evidence”
by Irina Roldugina, University of Pittsburgh

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | “Queer & Trans Encounters with State-Socialist Medicine in Post-war Czechoslovakia”
by Kate Davison, University of Edinburgh

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | LUNCH

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | “Responding to Surveillance of State Authorities in Soviet Latvia: Male Same-Sex Practices Through the Diary of a Homosexual Kaspars Aleksandrs Irbe (1906-1996)”
by Ineta Lipša, University of Latvia

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Final Discussion

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Warhol Museum



Asian Studies Center
European Studies Center
Global Studies Center
Center for Latin American Studies
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
University Center for International Studies

Department of History
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
World History Center
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Department of History
Global Studies Program
Carnegie Mellon University