Sex, History, and the Cities Study Abroad Program

After a 5-year hiatus, this award-winning study abroad program returns!

This course explores LGBTQ history and culture from the 18th to the 21st centuries in two cities: Paris and Amsterdam. Taking a comparative approach, we examine the changing meanings of same-sex sexual desires, acts and identities. We will uncover and recover how people formed communities around shared sexual and gender identities, and how those communities developed and survived, often in the face of devastating and violent social, legal and economic oppression.


  • Historical identity
  • Liberation and regulation
  • Community and cultural expression

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For More Information

Please contact the program administrators below for more information.

Lowell Kane
Director, LGBTQ Center

Kelsey Chapman
Assistant Director, LGBTQ Center