Call for chapter proposals: edited collection on histories of HIV/AIDS in Europe

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We invite expressions of interest from scholars of any discipline, working on histories of HIV and AIDS in Europe, to contribute to an edited collection.

Research on HIV and AIDS in historical perspective has intensified in recent years. This exciting work is starting to incorporate groups and experiences that have been under-documented, and to signal the vital importance of local and national contexts. Responses to, and experiences of HIV and AIDS were modulated by features that varied from place to place, within and between countries, and reflected the importance of the social, cultural, and political settings in which HIV and AIDS emerged.

This collection will explore comparative histories and national or regional specificities, particularly those which capture previously unexamined experiences of those affected by HIV and AIDS. These may include the experiences of young people, women, and families, migrants, or sex workers, for example, or regions and nations whose histories are less well-known. We are also interested in transnational networks, local and national archives, and in the different ways in which HIV and AIDS are remembered around Europe.

For more information about the project in general, the timetable, or to discuss your ideas, please contact Dr Hannah J Elizabeth ( and Dr Janet Weston ( by 1st December 2018.


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