Deadline: February 15, 2011
I am putting together a panel for the 2012 AHA LGBT program that explores the intersection of LGBT identity, medicine, and health. The relationship between sexuality, health, and medicine is complex and includes topics such as AIDS, psychiatry, sex work, and pregnancy to name a few. This panel will examine how medicine shapes identity among sexual minorities over time and conversely, how sexual minorities inform medical practice and understandings of health in the 20th century. Depending on responses, I am open to including papers with a transnational focus.
After a wonderfully successful Committee on LGBT History program in Boston this past weekend, it is indeed time to start thinking about panels for next year’s AHA meeting scheduled for Chicago. Proposals are due February 15, and the CFP is here. A couple quick things:
- After our reception with the Coordinating Committee for Women in History and the Peace History Society, the CCWH has approached us to not only co-sponsor a reception again next year, but also to sponsor panels & roundtables as well. If you are already forming a panel with CCWH support, or thinking of a panel that would be appropriate to be sponsored by both organizations, please let me know. Likewise, we can co-sponsor panels with other affiliated societies—we had an excellent panel on Mexican homosexualities co-sponsored by the Conference on Latin American History, and it’d be terrific to work with CLAH again, as well as with other societies.
- The affiliates program deadline will be a few months later—it has been in mid-May the last two years. For those of you working with visual sources, I would however encourage you to submit panels for the main AHA program. This is because the AHA will cover A/V costs for those panels, but not for the affiliates program, and at this point in time, the charges for A/V equipment and labor are prohibitively expensive for us to pick up.
126th Annual Meeting
January 5-8, 2012
Deadline: February 15, 2011
The 126th annual meeting of the American Historical Association will be held January 5–8, 2012, in Chicago. The Program Committee welcomes proposals from all members (academic and nonacademic) of the Association, from affiliated societies, from historians working outside the United States, and from scholars in related disciplines. The theme for the meeting, described in greater detail here, is “Communities and Networks.” While seeking proposals for sessions that explore facets of this broad topic, we also welcome submissions on the histories of all places and time periods, on many different topics, and on the uses of varied sources and methods. We also invite members to employ and to analyze diverse strategies for representing the past, including fiction, poetry, film, music, and art. The AHA is a capacious organization, unique among learned societies in its devotion to the full range of historical scholarship and practice. Our program will reflect this strength, and we will seriously consider any proposal that advances the study, teaching, and public presentation of history.