The Sexuality Network of the European Social Science History Conference invites papers on the history of sexuality for inclusion in its programme of panels at this bi-annual conference. The Sixth ESSHC will take place from 22 - 25 March 2006 at the RAI conference center in Amsterdam.
The Sexuality Network encourages proposals for full panels (3 papers, 1 discussant, 1 chair) as well as offers of individual papers. Papers and panels on all historical periods are welcome.
The Network's interests include but are not limited to:
Sexual activity in historical context
the formation of sexual identities (e.g., different-sex, same-sex, bisexual and queer identities)
sexuality and marriage (premarital, courtship, adultery, divorce- related themes)
individual sexuality (celibacy and masturbation)
fertility and sexuality (menstruation; birth control, abortion, vasectomy and other technologies)
geographies of sexuality
sexually transmitted disease
HIV/AIDS and sexuality
representations of sexuality (e.g., pornography, erotica, safer sex campaigns)
the medicalization of sexualities (e.g., sexology, psychiatry; perversions and paraphilias)
moral reform movements
legal regulation of sexuality
globalization and sexuality
historiographical and theoretical approaches to sexuality (e.g., marxism, feminism, queer theory)
We are particularly interested in encouraging proposals on histories of sexualities and their intersection with themes such as ethics, the body, gender, medicine, space and geographies, nationality, ethnicity, post-colonialism, or globalisation. Papers on methodological questions in the history of sexualities, and papers on problems of historiography in the history of sexualities are also strongly encouraged.
Panel and paper proposers must pre-register at the conference website in order for their offers to be considered:
Information about the conference fees and conditions are also available at this site.
The deadline for pre-registration is May 1, 2005.
Contacts for further information about the Sexuality Network:
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