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Call for Proposals | Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA

BY ON December 2, 2015

s-l1600Proposals  on LGBTQ History are now being accepted for the 109th annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (August 4-6, 2015):  the deadline has been extended to December 15, 2015.

Scholars working in LGBT/queer history are specially invited to submit proposals to the upcoming meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, to be held in Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii. In order to foster a strong presence for LGBTQ history at the conference, the deadline for submissions on this topic is extended to December 15, 2016. Submissions should speak in some way to the main theme for the conference, “Uncharted Terrain: The Challenge of Re-Imagining Traveling to the Past” (general CFP posted below). Especially encouraged are proposals that address histories tied to the conference location in Hawaii, that address transnational networks of the LGBTQ past, or that honor queer anniversaries of our era such as the first homophile “Annual Reminder,” the uprising at Compton’s Cafeteria, or of the meaning of of anti-colonial and civil rights anniversaries for queer history. Assembled panels are strongly encouraged, but individual papers are also welcome and may be incorporated into panels that include both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ scholarship. If complete panel proposals are submitted, one panel participant for each proposed panel is expected to serve as a contact for the complete panel. Each panels proposal should include a brief description of the panel, a one-page abstract for each paper presentation, and a one page c.v. for each panel participant. Roundtable proposals should also provide a contact person and submit a brief description of the roundtable and a one page c.v. for each participant. Proposals that include an alternative format should include a description of the session and its format and goals, as well as a one page c.v. for each participant. Graduate students are welcome to submit.

All those submitting individual papers should include a one-page paper abstract and a one page c.v.  Please e-mail submissions by December 15, 2016 to Ana Elizabeth Rosas at arosas1@uci.edu and Mark Padoongpatt at mark.padoongpatt@unlv.edu. Submissions should be included as Word or PDF documents. Submitters will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2016.

Comments

  1. Rick_Hurlbut says:

    I’m sure you all mean well, but these conferences always smack of academic elitism. Wow else do you interpret “transnational networks of the LGBTQ past”, “the meaning of anti-colonial and civil rights anniversaries for queer history”, and related baffle-gab? Even “Uncharted Terrain: The Challenge of Re-Imagining Traveling to the Past” sounds more like a sci-fi title than an exploration of gay history. It’s like you have a secret code, impenetrable to the layman.

    Gay history belongs to everyone. Why not make it more accessible?

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