CfP: ESSHC 2022 Sexuality Network (Gothenburg, Sweden)

14th European Social Science History Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 20-23 April, 2022

The ESSHC Sexuality Network invites paper and panel proposals for its biennial meeting in 2022. Founded in 1998, the Sexuality Network is Europe’s oldest and only recurrent forum for the presentation of new work in the history of sexualities from around the globe. It brings together both junior and senior scholars of sexual history from a wide range of countries, and is neither restricted to European topics, nor to European historians.

As always, the Network organizers will consider individual papers and pre-organized panels on the history of sexuality from a diversity of topics, cultural and geographical settings as well as historical periods. Particularly welcome are themed pre-organized panels (of 3 to 4 papers) or topical roundtable discussions, which explore new areas or directions, or that fill historiographical gaps.

The Network is especially interested in papers and panels that explore sexuality via intersectional perspectives, such as those that consider the histories of race and ethnicity (including colonial and intercultural encounters), gender (including transgender, non-binary or intersex positions), class, and ability. The Network particularly welcomes papers and panels that use comparative, transnational, or global approaches. 

In composing the programme, the Network organizers will base their selection on the following criteria: empirical grounding, originality, geographic spread and panel coherence. We strive for a balance between early career researchers and established scholars. Participation in the conference is competitive and we regret we cannot accommodate all applications.
The deadline for pre-registration of a paper or session proposal on our website is 15 May 2021.

For general information and the online pre-registration, please visit

With regard to the Sexuality Network in particular, please contact its chairs:
Chiara Beccalossi
Wannes Dupont
Andrew DJ Shield

Contact Info: Wannes Dupont. Assisant Professor of History, Yale-NUS College