Cambridge Gender and Sexuality History Graduate Conference – deadline 31 March 2019

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Date(s) - 17 May
9:30 am - 6:00 pm


The Gender and Sexuality History Workshop is delighted to announce that, following a successful year of workshops, it will run a one-day conference on Friday 17th May, 2019.Gender and sexuality history is now applied across a broad range of historical events, periods, people and processes. But how universally applicable are the themes of gender and sexuality? What methods and approaches do historians utilise in this field? This conference will explore the nature of gender and sexuality history, considering its possibilities and limitations. We aim to push at the boundaries of a field which has become a standard historical approach in the last thirty years. The conference will be an opportunity for graduate students to discuss their work, whilst asking in what ways we can continue to revitalise gender and sexuality history.We invite submissions for papers from graduate students at any stage of their research from Cambridge and beyond. Submissions should be on any topic within gender and sexuality history. We hope to encourage a broad range of themes, across time and place. We especially encourage work in progress papers.

We will consider papers that focus on, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Methods and approaches within gender and sexuality history
  • Reproduction and health
  • Social movements and feminisms
  • Women’s history and Intersectional history
  • History of masculinities
  • LGBTQ+ history and queer studies
  • Gender and sexuality in colonial and post-colonial studies

Please send submissions (an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short bio) via email to the conference organisers no later than 31st March, 2019. We hope to announce decisions on all submissions by 8th April, 2019. If you have any access or other requirements please let us know as part of your submission.

We have a very small amount of funding to subsidise travel, therefore we ask that speakers first seek other sources of funding. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries.

Organising Committee:Holly Ashford (, George Severs (, Helen Sunderland ( Find out more about the workshop:Facebook: Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

Location: Faculty of History, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9EF

Twitter: @CamGendSexHist


This conference is made possible through the generous funding of the Faculty of History at University of Cambridge.