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An international conference sponsored by the Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  Organised by Elizabeth Stephens and Susan Stryker to be held in Brisbane 26-28 April 2007. 

The turn to new theories and practices of the archive in critical theory, cultural studies, queer theory, philosophy, sociology and associated disciplines has had important repercussions for scholars working on histories and philosophies of the body.  This international conference will examine the impact of innovative recent work on archives and archival practice for sexuality studies, gender studies and queer/GLBT studies.  The conference aims to interrogate how knowledge about the body is collected and held, as well as how it is produced.  Drawing together scholars from a broad range of inter-disciplinary fields, it will highlight scholarship about bodies, genders and sexuality that is empirically grounded, document based, historically inflected, theoretically informed and self-conscious of its relationship to archival practice.

By calling attention to the relationship between "knowledge of bodies" and "bodies of knowledge", the conference also intends to showcase sexuality-related work in the archives, library and information sciences fields.  We are particularly interested in work that examines sexual knowledges retrieved from state archives; community-based archives that preserve forms of sexual knowledge not valued by the state; distribution of and access to sexual knowledge on the Internet and World-Wde-Web; and work that understands both body and mine as metaphorical "archives" that hold knowledge of sexuality.

 

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Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality in the Archive section

Accommodation

There are plenty of hotels available in Brisbane, most at very affordable rates.  The following list provides a range of accommodation - resorts, mid-range hotels, and hostels - that are within close proximity to the conference venue. ...

Contacts

For further information about the conference please contact Elizabeth Stephens and Susan Stryker.

Keynote Speakers

Associate Professor Catherine Waldby School of Social and Philosophical Inquiry The University of Sydney ...

Titles and Abstracts

 

Venue Information

The conference will be held at the newly refurbished State Library of Queensland, located across the Victoria Bridge (when travelling from Brisbane CBD).  View map here.

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