CFP: AUSTRALIAN HOMOSEXUAL HISTORIES CONFERENCE
FROM OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS
2015 AUSTRALIAN HOMOSEXUAL HISTORIES CONFERENCE
ADELAIDE 13-14 NOVEMBER
Presented in association with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the Feast Festival
CALL FOR PAPERS
In 2015, South Australia celebrates the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexual acts. 2015 is also the United Nations’ Year of Evaluation. In this context, the 2015 Australian Homosexual Histories Conference aims to shed light on queer histories in order to inform future queer directions. Have LGBTI Australians changed from outlaws to in-laws, or do the two now exist side by side?
The Conference will be opened by the Hon Peter Duncan, Attorney-General in the Dunstan Government, who introduced the 1975 legislation which saw South Australia become the first jurisdiction nationally to decriminalise male homosexual acts.
This year’s Conference coincides with the opening weekend of Feast, Adelaide’s Queer Cultural Festival, and will conclude in time for the Pride March on Saturday evening. We invite you to be stimulated and inspired by participating in the Conference and associated events.
We welcome a broad range of presenters and attendees from community, activist, student and academic backgrounds, and anyone with an interest in history.
We invite papers that take a historical approach to any of the following:
- Queer lives – activism, organising, life courses, ageing
- Sex – identities, practices, sites, work
- Queer kinship – family, parenting, marriage, nationalism
- Histories of inclusion/exclusion – migration, race and ethnicity, class, dis/ability, gender, sex
- Queer creative practice – storytelling, performance, music, art, film, digital
- Governing queerness – law, medicine, education, media, military, prison
- Preserving Queer histories – acknowledging, recording, keeping, sharing
Abstracts of no more than 200 words are invited for contributions in the following formats:
- 20 minute paper
- 10 minute short presentation or paper
- Panel discussion
Please include a brief biography of the presenter (no more than 150 words).
Abstracts can be sent to the Conference email address: email@example.com. If you have any questions email the Conference committee at the same address.
Publication of selected papers in a special edition of Gay and Lesbian Perspectives may be invited.
30 June: Due date for abstract submissions
31 July: Notification to abstract authors
In coming months at www.feast.org.au and www.alga.org.au
Posted by Graham Willett, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, firstname.lastname@example.org