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QHC 22: Call for Papers

Published on May 25, 2021

Queer History Conference 2022 (or QHC 22), to be held at San Francisco State University from June 12 to 15, 2022

QHC 22: Call for Papers
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The Committee on LGBT History is pleased to announce a call for papers for its second conference, Queer History Conference 2022 (or QHC 22), to be held at San Francisco State University from June 12 to 15, 2022. Dorm rooms will be available to make this conference as affordable as possible and registration fees will be minimal. Scholars working on any aspect of the queer past, in any region of the world, during any period, are encouraged to apply. We use 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. For QHC22, panels related to teaching queer history at the K12 level should also be submitted via this process.

Guidelines for Submission

Panels will be 1.5 hours. We strongly 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). We will also consider roundtables, which should be comprised of three or four speakers and a chair. You do need to include someone to perform the chair and/or comment role. (And you may reach out to conference or CLGBTH co-chairs for help in locating a chair; email QHC2022@gmail.com or clgbth.cochairs@gmail.com). In order to assemble panels, feel free to use the CLGBTH listserv to connect with others working on similar topics (clgbth-list@clgbthistory.org) or use the hashtag #qhc22 on Twitter or Facebook.

Panels related to K12 teaching may take the form of workshops, roundtables, traditional paper presentations, or another format spelled out in the submission. For K-12 educators, we would encourage you to submit topics in groups of 2 or 3 people which could be a paper, LGBTQ lessons to share, strategies for teaching, etc. around a common theme. Please indicate the intended grade level for your panel/workshop.

In the academic track, we encourage all full panel submissions to include at least one graduate student where possible and all panels should include a diversity of scholars in terms of institution, rank, and identity. Please only apply as part of one panel or paper submission; no one will appear on the program more than once.

We will also consider individual paper submissions, out of which the program committee will assemble a very limited number of panels. See above for ways to connect with others working in your field.

We especially encourage panels on subjects beyond the twentieth-century United States and those that are organized by theme rather than region.

Finally, while we will consider all-Zoom panels, due to technical constraints we are unable to accept hybrid virtual/in-person panels. If your panel is interested in presenting virtually, please indicate that as part of your submission.

Please make all submissions by November 1, 2021 to QHC2022@gmail.com. The QHC 22 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 (300 words max.)

Title and abstract for each paper (300 words max.)

One-page CV or biographical statement with contact information for each participant 

Roundtables and Workshops should include, in one Word document:

Title of panel

Panel abstract (300 words max.)

Abstract for each contribution (300 words max.)

One-page CV or biographical statement with contact information for each participant

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 information

K12 panels should include, in one Word document:

Title of panel

Panel abstract (300 words max, including description of format and grade level)

One-page CV or biographical statement with contact information for each participant

Questions should be addressed to QHC 22 organizers Amy Sueyoshi and Nick Syrett at QHC2022@gmail.com

QHC 22 Program Committee

Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University, Co-Chair Nick Syrett, University of Kansas, Co-Chair
Erin Barry, Washington University in St. Louis Darius Bost, University of Utah
Rob Darrow, California State University, Monterey Bay and Safe Schools Project Yaari Felber-Seligman, City College of New York, CUNY
Eric Gonzaba, California State University, Fullerton Jarett Henderson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Magally Alegre Henderson, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Todd Henry, University of California, San Diego
Alessio Ponzio, University of Saskatchewan
Gregory Samantha Rosenthal, Roanoke College Anne Rubenstein, York University
GVGK Tang, Public Historian

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