AHH Conference

The annual AHH Conference shares, generates and celebrates Australian LGBTIQ+ histories. It is presented in different cities around Australia and is organised in conjunction with local partners.

The Conference brings together members of LGBTIQ+ communities and allies working within the broad field of sexuality and gender studies, including academics, independent professional scholars, researchers, community historians and students. Together, we generated pioneering and innovative work on the histories of LGBTIQ+ life, politics and culture in Australia.

Conference history

The Conference was first established as The Australian Homosexual Histories Conference as part of our twentieth-anniversary celebrations in 1998.

Sixty people from across Australia came together to listen to around twenty papers covering everything from the legacy of gay liberation, nineteenth-century passing women, the Uniting Church, Mardi Gras, PFLAG, AIDS, lesbian feminist activism, media panics, the Australian pop charts, homosexual law reform and more!

You can download a list of AHH Conference papers from 1998 onwards and find a selection of papers in our collection.

You can read selected Conference papers published in Gay and Lesbian Perspectives – editions V, VI and VII are available from our web shop.

Find out more about the conferences below: