Beyond the Culture Wars: LGBTIQ History Now

This conference brings together academics, students, community historians and activists to reflect on the experiences of LGBTIQ people living in and beyond the polarising dynamic of culture wars. Confirmed keynote speakers include Russian/American journalist and LGBTIQ activist Masha Gessen,feminist and queer theorist Professor Annamarie Jagose (Sydney), and sociologist and historian ProfessorMelissa Wilcox (Whitman College, USA), Read more …

Writing Histories of Gender in Australia and the World

Australia in the World Seminar With speakers Kat Ellinghaus (Monash University), Jacinthe Flore (University of Melbourne), Catherine Kevin (Flinders University), and Mary Tomsic (University of Melbourne) Each speaker will reflect on their own practices of writing histories of gender in local, transnational, and global contexts, exploring the key ideas, texts, and archives that they have engaged with. Bringing in Read more …

Beyond the Culture Wars: LGBTIQ History Now

Submission deadline: Sunday 31 July 2016 The 16th AHH Conference 25-26 November 2016, La Trobe University, Melbourne This conference invites contributions from academics, students, community historians and activists reflecting on the experiences of LGBTIQ people living in and beyond the polarising dynamic of culture wars. Confirmed keynote speakers include Russian/American journalist and LGBTIQ activist Masha Read more …

AHA member wins Berkshire Conference Article Prize

Frances M. Clarke and Rebecca Jo Plant have won the Berkshire Conference Article Prize for the best article published on women, gender or sexuality. The winning article was ‘“The Crowning Insult”: Federal Segregation and the Gold Star Mother and Widow Pilgrimages of the Early 1930s’, Journal of American History 102: 2 (September 2015).

Gay & Lesbian, Then & Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution

Robert Reynolds and Shirleene Robinson’s Gay & Lesbian, Then & Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution (Black Inc.) reveals the legacies of homophobia, the personal struggles and triumphs involved in coming out, and the many different ways of being gay or lesbian in Australia through the intimate life stories of 13 gay and lesbian Read more …

Intersections in History

Submission deadline: Friday 29 January 2016 Australian Women’s History Network Conference Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne, 31 March 1April 2016​ This conference will explore past and present ‘intersections’ in women’s, feminist and gender history, broadly conceived. Its title gestures towards the theoretical framework of ‘intersectionality’, more usually seen in sociology and gender/cultural studies where it Read more …

From Outlaws to In-Laws

2015 Australian Homosexual Histories Conference. Presented in association with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the Feast Festival. Keynote speakers include the Hon Peter Duncan (Attorney-General in the South Australian Dunstan Governments 1975-79), who will open the conference, and Senator The Hon Penny Wong, who will close the conference on Saturday afternoon. Early-bird registrations Read more …

From Outlaws to Inlaws

Registrations are now open for the 15th Homosexual Histories Conference in Adelaide, Friday to Saturday 13–14 November 2015, at the University of South Australia. The conference marks the 40th anniversary of South Australia’s ground-breaking decriminalisation of homosexuality in the criminal law in 1975. Keynote speakers include the Hon Peter Duncan (Attorney-General in the South Australian Read more …