Queer History Conference 2019

Event Details

End: June 18, 2019
Contact: syrett@ku.edu
More Info: https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/content/qhc19

The Committee on LGBT History, an AHA affiliate society, and the GLBT Historical Society present QHC 19, to be held at San Francisco State University from June 16 to 18, 2019. Join historians, educators, and activists to share, discuss, and debate the import of our most intimate, scandalous and often scintillating past. Panels and workshops will showcase the newest directions and developments in the histories of same-sex sexuality, trans identity, and gender non-conformity.


We’re delighted that scholars are coming from all over the world for the conference and that they will be talking about LGBTQ history from all continents, with the exception of Antarctica. While a majority of the research focuses on the 20th century, we also have scholars doing research on subjects as far back as the 15th century. The list of topics includes activism; drag and other queer performers; AIDS and healthcare; religion; various identity politics (trans, lesbian, bi, poly, queer people of color); homosexuality and legal regulation; politics; film and TV representation of LGBTQ people; queer youth; families; pornography; intergenerational sex; bathhouses; BDSM; public sex; and queer beauty and leather contests.