AWGSA Conferences & Events

Conferences are held every 2 years. AWGSA Events are run by members: funding calls occur twice each year. At each Conference from 2018, AWGSA will award a Most Distinguished Paper Award. Nominations close 1 May 2018. 

Queer Legacies, New Solidarities

Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

Conference Website: Queer Legacies, New Solidarities

Deakin University and State Library of Victoria, 22-24 November 2018

This conference will focus on queer and gendered legacies and how we work with such legacies to build future worlds and solidarities.

We invite critical and creative contributions, presented individually or collectively.  We encourage work from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds on 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.

Keynote speakers

Anjali Arondekar

Genevieve Grieves

Important dates

Abstracts due: 29 June 2018 Queer Legacies CFP 2018

Acceptance announced: 31 July 2018

Proposals: queerlegaciesnewsolidarities@gmail.com

Queries to

Ann Vickery (Deakin University)

Daniel Marshall (Deakin University)

Emma Whatman (Deakin University)

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destoryingThe 2016 Conference De-story the Joint was held at Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point in Brisbane June 29-31. It was hosted by a group of Queensland universities: the Committee was led by Dr Sharon Bickle (USQ).

Keynote Speakers were Professor Clare Hemmings (London School of Economics) and Professor Irene Watson (UniSA).

The AWGSA Conference Report 2016 can be accessed here.

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Destorying the joint public lecture.pngOn Destroying the Joint: Debating Feminism, Politics and Media in Australia was a public lecture organised by AWGSA and QAGOMA and supported by the NTEU. The panel speakers were Jane Caro, Jenna Price, Alexandra Payne and Jeannie Rea.

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The 2014 Conference was themed Responsibility conference-2014
and was hosted by a consortium of gender programs across Melbourne Universities: University of Melbourne, Monash University and Deakin University. It ran June 23- 25, 2014, Melbourne.

The keynote speaker was Professor Sara Ahmed (Goldsmiths College, United Kingdom).

The AWGSA Conference Report 2014 can be accessed here.

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The 2012 conference was themed Interventions: Ref2012-conferencelections, Critiques, Practices, and was hosted by the University of New South Wales, Kensington NSW from 21-23 November.

The keynote speakers included Professor Feona Attwood (Sheffield Hallam University, UK), Dr Kath Albury (UNSW) and Professor Juanita Sherwood (UTS).
Conference reports available here and here.

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The 2010 conference,  Emerging Spaces: New Possibilities in Critical Times was jointly hosted by universities in Adelaide, featuring keynote speakers Zillah Eisenstein (Ithaca College, NY), Dorothy Broom (ANU), and Lyn Parker (UWA). Selected proceedings are published in Outskirts  Vol 24.

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In 2008 the conference Vision, Memory, Spectacle was hosted by the University of Western Australia, featuring keynotes by Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck, U London), Felicity Collins (LaTrobe) and Pat Dudgeon (UWA).

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The 2006 conference 21st  Century Feminisms was hosted by Monash University and marked the change of name of the Australian Women’s Studies Association to include Gender Studies.

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