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.
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.
Find out more about the conferences below:
- AHH 1, University of Melbourne, 1998
- AHH 2, University of Melbourne, 1999
- AHH 3, University of Melbourne, 2000
- AHH 4, University of Adelaide, 2001
- AHH 5, Newcastle, NSW, 2002
- AHH 6, University of Sydney, 2004
- AHH 7, University of Melbourne, 2005
- AHH 8, University of Melbourne, 2008
- AHH 9, University of Melbourne, 2009
- AHH 10, University of Technology, Sydney, 2010
- AHH 11, Griffith University, Brisbane, 2012
- AHH 12, ‘After Homosexual: The Legacies of Gay Liberation’, Victoria University, Melbourne (presented in conjunction with La Trobe University), 2013
- AHH 13, University of Melbourne, 2013
- AHH 14, University of Technology Sydney, 2014
- AHH 15, ‘From outlaws to in-laws’, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 2015
- AHH 16, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 25-26 November 2016
- AHH 17, ‘Queer’, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 10-11 November 2017
- AHH 18, ‘Queer Legacies, New Solidarities’, Deakin University, Melbourne, 22-24 November 2018
- AHH 19, ‘Before Mardi Gras: Gay+ in the 1970s’, Australian National University, Canberra, 15-16 November 2019