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‘How History Matters to Same-Sex Marriage Rights in the U.S.’

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‘How History Matters to Same-Sex Marriage Rights in the U.S.’ FE_DA_110907_lgbt425x283

Professor Nancy Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University, will give a lecture at the Humanities Research Institute on Friday, 18 Oct. at 5 p.m. on ‘How History Matters to Same-Sex Marriage Rights in the U.S.’.

Professor Cott will speak about her path-breaking research on the history of marriage in the United States and her participation in writing historians’ amici legal briefs on the same-sex marriage question in several US states, including challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

The lecture will be followed by a reception at the HRI which has been generously supported by the Department of History. All welcome.

‘Ties that Bind: Marriage, Cultural Norms and the Law, c. 1750 to the Present’

The lecture will open an AHRC-funded workshop organised by Dr Julia Moses, Dept. of History, on ‘Ties that Bind: Marriage, Cultural Norms and the Law, c. 1750 to the Present’, to be held at the HRI on 19 Oct. Please contact j.moses@sheffield.ac.uk to register interest in attending the workshop.

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A research project within the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) at The University of Sheffield.

One thought on “‘How History Matters to Same-Sex Marriage Rights in the U.S.’

  1. Hi there

    Sandra here, I was just wondering how long the lecture is due to be as I would live to go but I’m also due to conduct an oral history interview that evening for the stories of activism stuff. It looks really interesting!

    Sorry I haven’t been in touch since the conference, I hope things have gone well since then and you had some good feedback. It would be great to pop in an collect my display stuff from you sometime. I did drop in on around June but obviously the lady on reception didn’t know about it (totally my fault). Anyway is there a good time to come in for it?

    Best wishes

    Sandra x

    Sent from my iPhone

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