Policing Homosexuality: 18th Century Paris
This project, based on thousands of police records located in several Parisian repositories, involves the creation of a database that will allow students and scholars to analyze patterns and changes in same-sex relations from the 1720s to the 1780s and a website including explanatory essays, images, an extensive bibliography, and more. We want not only to explore, describe, and visualize the sodomitical subculture on its own terms but also to connect it with the larger society in many ways: immigration, age and class structures, employment and unemployment, gender, urban space, prostitution, public and private matters, social control and personal agency.
- Designed relational data model and database using the platform Nodegoat.
- Developed data dictionary and data entry system.
- Digitalized and entered over 100 documents.
- Continue with data entry.
- Make data available to scholars and students.
- Establish a website with explanatory essays, images, bibliography, and more.
Professor of History
Academic Application Specialist, ITS
Professor Emeritus of History, UW-Milwaukee
Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University
Agrege in History
Class of ’17