9th European Social Science History Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 11-14 April 2012
The Sexuality Network of the European Social Science History Conference
invites papers on the history of sexuality for inclusion in its
programme of panels at this bi-annual conference. The ESSHC 2012 will
take place in Glasgow, Scotland at Glasgow University.
The ESSHC aims at bringing together scholars interested in explaining
historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The
conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups,
rather than by formal plenary sessions. The Sexuality Network of the
ESSHC is the one of the leading European arenas for new work on the
history of sexuality. We welcome proposals for full panels (3-4 papers)
as well as offers of individual papers. Papers and panels on all
historical periods are welcome.
Our criteria for inclusion in the programme will be to highlight those
panels and papers that display innovation, theoretical rigour, and
exciting directions in research into the history of sexuality.
The range of interests covered by the Network are wide and previous
gatherings have included work on historical approaches to : sexual
activity ; sexual identities ; heterosexuality ; homosexuality ; marriage,
divorce, and extra-marital sex ; celibacy, masturbation ; fertility and
its technologies ; sexual subcultures ; geographies of sexuality ; oral
history ; sex and the archives ; sex work ; sexually transmitted disease ;
HIV/AIDS and sexuality in historical perspective ; cultural
representations of sexuality ; medicalization of sexualities ; legal
regulation of sexuality ; sexual violence ; globalization and sexuality ;
historiographical approaches to sexuality ; Marxist, queer and feminist
All proposers of papers (and all panel participants) must pre-register
at the conference website in order for their offers to be considered :
Information about the conference fees and conditions are also available
at this site.
The deadline for paper and panel proposals is 1 May 2011. You (and all
panel participants if applicable) must also pre-register by this date.
Contacts for further information about the Sexuality Network :