HISTORIES OF SEXUALITY
Crowne Plaza Hotel
21-22nd July, 2011
“Histories of Sexuality” is a conference that will bring together historians and other scholars to consider the multiple and diverse ways sexuality was constructed, articulated and experienced in the past. We aim to draw together established and emerging speakers to think about sexuality in local, national, transnational, postcolonial and global frameworks.
Confirmed speakers at the conference, to be held by the water in Newcastle, Australia, include Matt Houlbrook (Magdalen College, University of Oxford); Joy Damousi (University of Melbourne); Stephen Angelides (Monash University) and Barbara Baird (Flinders University).
We invite abstracts for papers and panels on the following broad themes:
• Queer sexualities
• Postcolonial bodies
• Violence and Sexuality
• Sexual Communities
• Emotions and Sexuality
• Sexual Narratives
• Model of Intimacy and Family
• The Containment of Desire
• Networks, Knowledge and Identities
We also welcome panels on other areas of historical interest in sexuality – please contact us.
Colleagues interested in submitting a proposal for a paper or a panel should send a 200-300 word abstract, together with a brief biographical note to
Lisa Featherstone (University of Newcastle), Robert Reynolds (Macquarie University) and Rebecca Jennings (Macquarie University) at
by 28th February, 2011.
Postgraduate students are warmly invited to attend, and there will be a postgrad and ECR seminar and get-together on the afternoon of the 20th.
This conference has been generously funded through the Humanities Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, and the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University.
Dept of Modern History and Politics
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