Queer People 5: The uses of the history of sexuality; Christ's College, Cambridge, UK; July 14-17, 2010
The link between theoretical approaches and historical approaches to the study of sexuality in history has undergone a huge transformation in the last five years. Books and courses with the word "Queer" in their titles have largely disappeared from academic use. But does this mean that the study of the history of sexuality has become/will become redundant? Theory opened up the study of non-standard sexualities, but will theory's recession mean that such study will fall into desuetude? This call seeks papers from work in progress from any discipline which is aware of how it confronts and explores the History of Sexuality, so that collectively we can find out where we are and where we're going.