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Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality

Welcome to the homepage of the Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality (CCHS). Established in 1996, the Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality is an affiliated committee of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA-SHC). The aim of the CCHS is to provide an organizational focus within the Canadian historical profession for all those who are researching, writing, teaching, and otherwise interested in the historical study of sexuality.

The Committee sponsors sessions at CHA annual meetings. We also award a biennial prize for best article in the field. The CCHS connects scholars from all parts of the country and promotes the study of sexuality as an integral aspect of the Canadian past.

Our website includes resources for the study of sexuality, including archives, history projects, and research guides.

CCHS Co-chairs:
Patrizia Gentile, Women’s and Gender Studies/History, Carleton University
Steven Maynard, History, Queen’s University (steven.maynard@queensu.ca)

Prize for Best Article on the History of Sexuality in Canada
2024 Competition – Call for Nominations

The Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality is pleased to announce a call for nominations for its Prize for Best Article on the History of Sexuality in Canada. The CCHS prize is designed to recognize excellence in and encourage the growth of scholarly work in the field of the history of sexuality in Canada. The winning article will be one that makes an original contribution to the study of the sexual past from any period in the history of what is now called Canada.

Articles published in 2022 or 2023, written in English or French, are eligible. Nominations may be made by faculty, students, editors, publishers, and self-nominations are perfectly acceptable. Please send a PDF copy of the nominated article before 15 February 2024 to Steven Maynard at steven.maynard@queensu.ca

The prize will be awarded at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association in Montreal in June 2024.

Winners of the Prize for Best Article on the History of Sexuality in Canada