Project News

MGG to expand with support of NEH

MGG to expand with support of NEH

The Mapping the Gay Guides team is pleased to announce that we have received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the expansion of the project.

MGG named Honorable Mention for 2020 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities

MGG named Honorable Mention for 2020 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities

The Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities is an award that honors caucus founder Susan Garfinkel for her longstanding service to the caucus and her commitment to an inclusive, interdisciplinary, welcoming Digital Humanities. The annual award will …

MGG wins 2021 Emerging Open Scholarship Award

MGG wins 2021 Emerging Open Scholarship Award

The award recognizes open scholarship that incorporates open access, open data, open education, and other related movements that have the potential to make scholarly work more efficient, more accessible, and more usable by those within and beyond the …

We Are Everywhere. The Bob Damron Address Books were a lifeline for gay travelers in the 1960s and 70s.

We Are Everywhere. The Bob Damron Address Books were a lifeline for gay travelers in the 1960s and 70s.

Amidst this anxiety, a new digital humanities project from historians Eric Gonzaba and Amanda Regan has been a major bright spot. Mapping the Gay Guides is an online exhibition that shows the growth of queer spaces for “community, pleasure, and …

This New Map Is Digitizing LGBTQ+ Travel Guides from the '60s and Beyond

This New Map Is Digitizing LGBTQ+ Travel Guides from the '60s and Beyond

Historian Eric Gonzaba’s college students aren’t familiar with the concept of a physical guide book. Their world is a digital one, where cell phones contain infinite travel guides.

Mapping the Gay Guides project plots queer spaces, launches digital map

Mapping the Gay Guides project plots queer spaces, launches digital map

When Eric Gonzaba travels across the United States, he often wonders about the history of the places he passes through — specifically, their queer history.

Titan Voice: Student finds community, pride in project mapping historical gay friendly spots

Titan Voice: Student finds community, pride in project mapping historical gay friendly spots

Five minutes. I waited only five minutes after reading the spring 2020 announcement to apply for the opportunity to work as a graduate research assistant with Eric Gonzaba, assistant professor of American Studies, on his grant-funded project Mapping …

Visualizing Queer Space in America Mapping the Gay Guides Project Plots Historical Spaces on a Digital Map

Visualizing Queer Space in America Mapping the Gay Guides Project Plots Historical Spaces on a Digital Map

When Eric Gonzaba travels across the United States, he often wonders about the history of the places he passes through — specifically, their queer history.

This Interactive Map Visualizes the Queer Geography of 20th-Century America

This Interactive Map Visualizes the Queer Geography of 20th-Century America

At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order...

Announcing the Launch of Mapping the Gay Guides!

Announcing the Launch of Mapping the Gay Guides!

Today we’re excited to officially launch the first phase of Mapping the Gay Guides, a digital history mapping project that aims to understand ignored queer geographies using the Damron Address Books.