Queer Legacies + New Solidarities: Nov 2018 Conference

Conference: 22-24 November 2018, Melbourne

It has been over four decades since second-wave feminism and Gay Liberation. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA). In bringing together ALGA and the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association for the first time, this conference aims to reflect on collective histories and explore what kinds of solidarities can take us into the future.

In the context of the marriage debate and its aftermath, and renewed debates about patriarchy and misogyny, the activist and intellectual work of the 1970s is being revisited in a variety of ways. Similarly, activist campaigns across a range of issues including Indigenous sovereignty, the detention of refugees, disability rights, and cuts to welfare programs have renewed a focus on practices of solidarity and coalitionist politics associated with the 1970s.

Open to people both inside and outside of universities, this conference is an exciting opportunity to reflect on ways for doing work in sex, gender and sexuality across university and community settings. Presentations and panels are invited on a wide variety of historical and contemporary topics related to sex, gender and sexuality, including work on masculinity and heterosexuality. In particular, we encourage feminist, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer work.

“Queer Legacies, New Solidarities” is supported by Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies, and presented by Deakin University and the State Library of Victoria. To register, or submit an abstract, see the conference website >

Abstracts due: 29 June 2018
Acceptance announced: 31 July 2018