LITTLE ISLAND - BIG IDEAS

A Free Lecture Series on the

Past, Present and Future of Treasure Island

Presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association

   

Next lecture:  
  
Gay America: Transformed by World War II

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 10:30 am, Bullding One, Treasure Island

During World War II, the Treasure Island Naval Base stockades and psychiatric ward bore witness to the first stirrings of a 70 year evolution in military policy toward gays. Psychiatric practices screened out, then hospitalized, discharged or even assigned "homosexuals" rather than punishing and imprisoning them. Visual culture from the period and psychiatric and popular assumptions and prejudices illuminate the impact of the war effort and psychiatry on society's attitudes towards an emerging minority identity. Speaker: David Duckworth, historian and author on American visual culture.

   

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The lecture series is presented on Treasure Island, in historic Building One, on a Saturday at 10:30 am.

"Little Island, Big Ideas" will take the summer off.  Look for fall lectures to be scheduled soon.

Register for the series to be notified when future lectures are scheduled.

Treasure Island is easily accessible by bus or car.  Free parking in front of Building One, the large semicircular building on the right just inside the main gate.

"Little Island - Big Ideas" is presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association with support from the Treasure Island Development Authority and The Winery - SF on Treasure Island.


Forthcoming Talks:

June 21  Gay America: Transformed by World War II.  During World War II, the Treasure Island Naval Base stockades and psychiatric ward bore witness to the first stirrings of a 70 year evolution in military policy toward gays. Psychiatric practices screened out, then hospitalized, discharged or even assigned "homosexuals" rather than punishing and imprisoning them. Visual culture from the period and psychiatric and popular assumptions and prejudices illuminate the impact of the war effort and psychiatry on society's attitudes towards an emerging minority identity. Speaker: David Duckworth, historian and author on American visual culture.

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