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European Geographies of Sexualities Conference Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 8th - 10th September 2011 Conference programme: What we now recognise as the sub-disciplines of sexual and queer geography largely emerged out of the study of predominantly white gay male (and later, lesbian) spaces in the major urban centres of North America and north-western Europe. The range of work undertaken by geographers of sexualities has proliferated and diversified in the last two decades - it now addresses the lived experiences of trans people, queers of colour and working class LGBT people; and has expanded its geographical scope to study suburban and rural spaces, as well as countries beyond the West. And yet, perhaps because of its origins, there is still a tendency (held by many geographers who do not position themselves as working in the field of 'sexual geography') to conflate the field of geographies of sexualities with research on homosexuality and to assume such work has not addressed lives lived in other geographical contexts. This conference seeks to challenge and rectify those assumptions by providing an overview of the range of studies that have theorized the spatiality of sexualities, gender, sexual identities and sexual practices in (and beyond) European contexts. This conference will, for the first time, bring together researchers from across Europe who study the spatial aspects of human sexuality. The conference seeks to to foster networking, debate and discussions across national borders, across language communities, and across academic disciplines. The European Geographies of Sexualities conference will include papers, panel discussions and workshops by over 100 researchers. There will also be keynote addresses from: * Jon Binnie (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) * Lynda Johnston (University of Waikato, Aotearoa/New Zealand) * Natalie Oswin (McGill University, Canada) * Joseli Maria Silva (Universidade Estadual Ponta Grossa, Brazil) * Jean-Francois Staszack (Université de Genève, Switzerland) Full details of the programme & details of how to register for the event can now be found on the conference website www.ssqrg.net/pegs<http://www.ssqrg.net/pegs> Registration: To register for the conference please complete a conference registration form (available on the conference website) and return it to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org%20by> by Monday 15th August 2011. Fieldtrip: Antwerp Schipperskwartier Red Light District (Saturday 10th September). If you are interested in participating in this low cost fieldtrip, please contact Maarten at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Organizing team: Marianne Blidon (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France) ; Gavin Brown (University of Leicester, UK); Kath Browne (University of Brighton, UK); Konstantinos Eleftheriadis (European University Institute); Eduarda Ferreira (FCSH, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal); Simon Hutta (researcher, Berlin/The Open University, UK); Robert Kulpa (Birkbeck, University of London, UK); Jenny Künkel (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany); Maarten Loopmans (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium); Xosé Santos Solla (University of Santiago Compostela, Spain); Paulo Jorge Vieira (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal); Eleanor Wilkinson (University of Leeds, UK). Best wishes Eleanor Wilkinson ------ Dr Eleanor Wilkinson British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow School of Geography University of Leeds LS2 9JT email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>