Gender and Sexuality workshop

The Gender and Sexuality History Graduate Workshop is a well-established forum for all those interested in the historical dimensions of gender, sexuality, feminism and masculinity. We encourage submissions from Masters and PhD students, as well as early career researchers, working on gender and sexuality (broadly defined) across all time periods and geographies.

Although gender and sexuality are the overriding themes of the workshop, we welcome submissions that consider how these themes can be applied to a broader range of historical events, periods, mentalités, people or processes. Most of those who attend the workshop regularly do not necessarily consider themselves gender scholars, but have nevertheless welcomed the opportunity that the workshop provides to consider the historical role that gender can play in even the seemingly unlikeliest of situations.

The workshop provides an opportunity to present finished or work-in-progress research to a friendly and supportive audience of your peers. Papers are likely to be 20-30 minutes in length, but we welcome submissions for longer formats or shorter paired papers for panel discussion. The format and length are flexible and the paper can be given in the manner that best suits the presenter’s material with discussion to follow.

We welcome speakers at any stage of their graduate research from any institution. We issue calls for papers three times a year for each academic term.

During the Michaelmas 2023 Term, sessions will take place in a hybrid format, with room details and Zoom links circulated via the mailing list.

Workshops will take place on alternate Wednesdays at 12pm. 

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