University of California Multi-Campus Research Group: The UC World History Workshop




Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2007, Davis, CA


           The UC World History Workshop and the Cross-Cultural Women's and gender History group at UC Davis solicits paper proposals for a conference on Sexualities in World History, to be held on the Davis campus April 21-22, 2007.


We welcome papers that engage any aspect of Sexualities in World History.  Topics might include but aren't limited to: desire, pleasure, fantasy, erotics; non-reproductive sex; identities, stereotypes, and stigmas; bodies, performance, power dynamics; same sex love; prohibitions, taboos, and transgressions; sex in transnational/transcultural contexts; sexuality, health, and disease; commodification, consumerism, and traffic. We are particularly interested in trans-regional perspectives on these topics, and in exploring the sexualities of cultures and time periods for which an explicit vocabulary of sexuality does not exist. We also invite methodological papers that focus on teaching the history of sexuality in a world-historical context. Submissions from graduate students are particularly welcome.


Proposals for either individual papers or panels are welcome (but we would prefer panels to address one theme across regions rather than specific regions); individual papers will be aggregated into panels by the organizers.


      Abstracts of proposed papers (or panels) should be sent by email to Beverly Bossler (bjbossler (at); the original deadline was September 20th, 2006. People interested in attending without submitting a paper should contact the same address.


      The UC World History Workshop, begun in 1999, is a multi-campus research group (MRG) sponsored by the UC Office of the President and contributions from participating campuses.  Participation by non-UC faculty and students is welcome to the extent that space and budgets allow.  For further information, see our website at or contact the conference organizer, Beverly Bossler, at bjbossler (at)


       Please feel free to forward this email to others who may be interested.