Keynotes of Change: Susan Ferentinos, Interrogating the Silence: Sharing the LGBTQ Past with Visitors

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Keynotes of Change

Interrogating the Silence: Sharing the LGBTQ Past with Visitors

Susan Ferentinos

Wednesday, June 23 at 2 p.m.

Engaging with the history of sexual and gender variance not only reveals new aspects of the past, but also challenges our understanding of historical narratives we think we already know. This talk will explore the benefits of interrogating the silence surrounding non-normative sexual and gender expressions and offer examples of particularly innovative ways historical organizations have engaged with these stories.

Susan FerentinosSusan Ferentinos, PhD, is a public history researcher, writer, and consultant specializing in the history of gender and sexuality. She is the author of Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites, which won the 2016 Book Award from the National Council on Public History. Dr. Ferentinos served as a contributor to the National Historic Landmarks theme study on LGBTQ history and recently completed a historic context study on LGBTQ History for the state of Maryland (2020). Among her other projects, she is currently at work on a historic resource study for the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in New York.

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