Queer History Conference 2019

QHC 19: Call for Papers

The Committee on LGBT History is pleased to announce a call for papers for its inaugural conference, Queer History Conference 2019 (or QHC 19), to be held at San Francisco State University from June 16 to 18, 2019. Dorm rooms will be available to make this conference as affordable as possible. Scholars working on any aspect of the queer past, in any region of the world, during any period, are encouraged to apply. We use the word “queer” to include both same-sex sexuality and histories of trans identity and gender non-conformity. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship but we also stress that this conference is meant to interrogate the queer past. There is no specific theme; rather, we hope that this gathering will simply showcase the best of current work and new directions in the field of queer history, including panels addressing historiographical debates or states-of-the-field.

Guidelines for Submission

We encourage the submission of full panels, which should include three or four papers, a chair, and comment (chair and comment roles can be fulfilled by the same person). Panels will be 1.5 hours.

We will also consider roundtables, which should be comprised of three of four speakers and a chair.

We encourage all full panel submissions to include at least one graduate student where possible and all should include a diversity of scholars in terms of institution, rank, and identity. Please only apply as part of one panel or paper submission.

We will also consider individual paper submissions, out of which the program committee will assemble a limited number of panels.

We especially encourage panels on subjects beyond the twentieth-century United States.

Please make all submissions by November 1, 2018 to sueyoshi@sfsu.edu and syrett@ku.edu with “QHC 19” in the subject line. The QHC 19 program committee will make decisions and send notifications in early December. All presenters are expected to be (or become) members of the Committee on LGBT History by the time of the conference. Membership information is here.

Full Panels should include, in one Word document:

Title of panel
Panel abstract (max. 300 words)
Title and abstract for each paper (300 words max.)
One-page CV or biographical statement with contact info. for each participant
Roundtables should include abstracts for each presenter outlining their contribution to discussion.

Single paper submissions should include, in one Word document:

Title of paper
Paper abstract (300 words max.)
One-page CV or biographical statement with contact info.

Questions should be addressed to QHC 19 organizers Amy Sueyoshi (sueyoshi@sfsu.edu) and Nick Syrett (syrett@ku.edu).

QHC 19 – Program Committee

Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University, Co-Chair
Nick Syrett, University of Kansas, Co-Chair

Howard Chiang, University of California, Davis
René Esparza, Washington University in St. Louis
Will Kuby, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Amanda Littauer, Northern Illinois University
Kirsten Leng, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Víctor Macías-González, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Jen Manion, Amherst College
Wendy Rouse, San José State University
Nikita Shepard, Columbia University
Yorick Smaal, Griffith University
T.J. Tallie, University of San Diego
Sarah Watkins, Independent Scholar

Sponsors include: