CfP: Queer History Conference 2019 (Event, 06/2019, San Francisco); DL: 01.11.2018

Queer History Conference 2019 (QHC 19); Amy Sueyoshi, and Nick Syrett

Venue: San Francisco State University
Time: 16.-18.06.2019
Submissions by: 01.11.2018

The Committee on LGBT History is pleased to announce a call for papers for its inaugural conference QHC 19. Scholars working on any aspect of the queer past, in any region of the world, during any period, are encouraged to apply.

The Committee uses 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 20th-century United States.

Please make all submissions by November 1, 2018 to and 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 ( and Nick Syrett (

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