Feb. 23-24, 2024
Charlotte, NC

3rd AnnualQueer History SouthNetwork & Conference

Queer History South is a network and conference that connects people working to preserve, research, and make accessible the rich and diverse histories of the LGBTQ US South



Note: This schedule is a working document and may be slightly updated or altered.

February 23, 2024


8am …. Check In & Breakfast
9:00-10:00 …. Session 1: Welcome & QHS Network Project Highlight
10:00-11:00 …. Session 2: Funding, Sustainability, and the Future of the Humanities
11:15-12:15 …. Speed Networking
12:00-1:30 …. Lunch
1:45-2:45 …. Session 3: Digital Technologies for Marginalized Communities: Risks, Rewards, and Next Steps
3:00-4:00 …. Session 4: LGBTQ Oral Histories: Why? Why not? Who should? Who shouldn’t?
4:15-5:30 …. Saving Our Histories Working Groups
6:30 …. Night Event

February 24, 2024


8am …. Check In & Breakfast
9:00-10:00 …. Session 5: Welcome, QHS Network Project Highlight, Debrief from Working Groups
10:00-11:00 …. Session 6: Out of the Archives: Community Engagement & Representation
11:15-12:30 …. Saving our Histories working groups
12:30-2:00 …. Lunch, Expo, & Zine Making
2:15-3:45 …. Session 7: History & Movements: How Archives & History Can Connect with Current Activism and Political Movements
4:00-5:00 …. Session 8: Reflecting on Queer History South and Where We Go From Here
5:15-5:30 …. Closing & Group Debrief
6:30 …. Night Event

February 25, 2024


Art & Culture
Outdoors & Shopping
Foodie Trail

Help Support

Southern LGBTQ History, Archiving, & Research

Queer History South (QHS) is a network of Professional and community members invested in preserving and promoting LGBTQ archiving and history in the US South. The primary purpose of QHS is to provide networking, professional development, and best practices for those directly working (formally or informally, professionally or communally) in the fields of Southern LGBTQ Histories, Archives, Exhibits, Historical Research, and Historical Education. QHS meets every two years at a different location across the South.

QHS is managed by The Invisible Histories Project, A 501 (C)3 nonprofit.
All donations are tax deductible.

Sponsorship Levels

To donate via Venmo:
@IHPDonate (Type QHS in comments)

Or to donate by check:
Invisible History Project
PO Box 101672
Birmingham, AL 35206


Your Stay

Reserve your conference hotel stay through January 23, 2024 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte City Center.
ONLINE Group Code: QHS
Arrival Date: 2/22/24
Depart Date: 2/25/24
When using the link, the guests can click edit stay at the top of the page to change their arrival/depart dates if needed. The dates must be within the contracted dates to receive the discounted rate.

Reservations can also be made by calling the Hotel Front Desk directly at (704) 335-5400 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM.

When calling in to make reservations guests must identify themselves as members of the Queer History South.

A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors!
This conference could not happen without their support.

Mellon Foundation
North Carolina Humanities
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte Pride