What are the futures of sex, gender and sexuality?
FUTURESEX 2018: University of Surrey, 27th-28th June
We seek to interrogate the shifting norms of sex, gender and sexuality, while questioning how research methodologies can properly attend to these shifts. The conference’s focus straddles historical, contemporary and future imaginations, and thus encourages interdisciplinary contributions. The conference will be an inclusive and welcoming event for those interested in sex, gender and sexuality. We welcome submissions from early career academics, students and academic-activists as well as those established in academic careers.
We invite proposals relating to any aspect of sex, gender and/or sexuality in the past/present and/or future, topics may include but are not limited to:
– Intersectionalities of sex, gender and sexuality
– Sex in art, history and literature
– Integrating and interrogating sex in psychology and the social sciences
– The politics of voice and silence in sexual stories
– The sexed and gendered past: real and imagined
– The sexual futures of humans and machines
– The (re)production of stereotypes
– Sexual communities beyond LGBT
– Past and future of queer theories
– Work, sex and diversity
– Archiving and preserving sexualities
– New approaches and methodologies
– Sex, gender and sexuality activism
Presentations will take the format of either:
15 minute presentation
5 minute lightning talks
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words here by the 23rd March
The event will include networking and development opportunities for PGRs and ECRs.
Cost: £60. This includes lunch and refreshments on both days. A very limited number of small travel bursaries and free spaces are available for unwaged/unaffiliated individuals. Please contact us for more information
Any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract deadline: 23 March
Registration opens: 1 May
Registration closes: 31 May
Conference: 27-28 June
For location and travel information, please see the University of Surrey’s visitor page.
Programme to be announced
Thank you to the University of Surrey’s departments of Sociology, Psychology, and Languages and Literature for financial support of the event.
‘A multi-horned ram holding a staff and flag within a red planet with an orange glow at the centre of a starry universe; a red drawn multi-headed fire-breathing winged serpent and personified half-moon in the lower half of the image, yellow drawn knights on horseback coming to the rescue and a glowing sun in the upper half; an astronaut hovers at the right side of the planet while an angel flies at the left; one of a series of anti-AIDS posters produced by Artis entitled ‘Imágenes contra el SIDA’ [Images against AIDS]. Colour lithograph by Nelson Garrido, ca. 1994/5.’ . Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC
Image edits: Big Jim Design