The first European Geographies of Sexualities (EGSC) conference took place in Brussels (2011) and it was also the first time when we learned that this conference is, in fact, global having its name derived from the place of where it is organized and not by or for whom. The second conference took place in Lisbon (2013), third in Rome (2015), and fourth in Barcelona (2017).
Based on collective agreement by members of the international scientific committee in Barcelona, the fifth conference is going to be organized in Prague where our aim is to continue with the dynamic, diverse and international development of research that intersects not only with sexuality and gender but also with other axes of human difference. Our conference invites scholars, professionals, and activists who work across multiple scholarly disciplines or geographical contexts. We hope to create a respectful space for open debate and discussion.
Overcoming Hegemonies and Hierarchies: Towards a more Horizontal and Transnational Geographies of Sexualities
Call for Abstracts and Sessions (CfA and CfS)
This conference invites scholars from various and diverse parts of the world to participate including those that have so far felt excluded, disempowered, evened-out or simply ignored – let us come together and find strength and support in mutual learning and exchange!
Abstracts of papers and sessions on, but not restricted to, the following topics are invited for consideration:
- “disciplinarity of geography”, “in/appropriateness” or “out-of-placeness” of geographies of sexualities as well as feminist and/or gender geographies;
- interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, or post-disciplinarity of geographies, center-periphery discursive dynamics, methodological nationalism;
- “othered” regions, vantage points, decolonizing “Western” geographies of sexualities and feminist geographies;
- re-historicizing, re-contextualizing post- and pre-socialist, post- and pre-communist, post- and pre-secular; post/de-colonial;
- language barriers, locating sexualities scholarship “beyond translation”, approaching concepts lost in translation;
- empowering disempowered individuals and groups;
- job insecurity, precarization of scholars, academic transnational mobility;
- intersections between academia and/or activism;
- reactions to heteroactivism, anti-feminism, right-wing populism, extremism;
- new types of collaborations and new types of solidarities;
- queer theories, queer epistemologies;
- intersections of gender and sexualities;
- heteronormativity, heterosexism, homophobia and stigma;
- sexual citizenship, the geopolitics of sexualities, homonationalism(s), LGBT rights and obligations, privileges and traditions;
- queer migrations, queering beyond urban/rural, center/periphery divides;
- queer knowledge beyond the Anglo-American world;
- rainbow family, traditional family, procreation, queer demographics;
- sex work and sex tourism pornographies and sexual imaginations;
- regional traditions of naturism;
- intersections between sexualities, (public) health, illness, and policies;
- sexualities and disabilities;
- queering epidemiology, syndemics of HIV
To organize a session (CfS): Please see our call for sessions submission guidelines here and send your session proposals before March 1st, 2019.
General call (CfA): Please see our submission guidelines here and send your submission to the organizing committee before April 15th, 2019.
For more information regarding session/paper submission and more info about the conference (including organizers, registration, conference venue and other), please visit our conference websites: 2019.egsconference.com