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History and Homosexuality in the Middle East: A Panel Discussion co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 PM Chao Auditorium University of Louisville, Belknap Campus, Ekstrom Library

Featured Speakers:

Samar Habib, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Joseph Massad, Columbia University

Everett Rowson, New York University

Join us for a frank and provocative conversation about the history of same-sex love and relationships in the Middle East and its significance for politics and social attitudes in the region today.

Sponsored by the University of Louisville Department of History, the Program in Middle East and Islamic Studies and the Liberal Studies Project. 

With support from: the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts & Sciences; LGBT Center; the Social Change Program; the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities; the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology; the McConnell Center; the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research; the International, Diversity and Outreach Programs of the College of Arts and Sciences; and the Peace, Justice and Conflict Transformation Program.

This event is Free and Open to the Public, but RSVP is appreciated by February 21.  Refreshments will follow the discussion.

To RSVP, for live streaming, our blog, Twitter, and additional information, see http://louisville.edu/history/2014-louis-r-gottschalk-lecture