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Call for articles – QUEER HISTORY MONTH

SQS – The journal of Queer Studies in Finland – is to publish its 2/2020 special issue on Queer History Month. The special issue aims to provoke discussion widely on the ways in which LGBTQ+ history month has been realized by different actors in different contexts, such as schools, museums or the Internet. What are the (queer) didactics and pedagogies used when conveying a queer past to the present? How is one to tackle the complexities of queer sexualities and genders when reaching out to students and publics? How are the obstacles managed, be they attitudinal, organizational or administrative, when organizing events and activities around queer history month?

SQS invites submissions for peer-reviewed articles (not to exceed 70 000 characters), editorially managed review articles (35 000), opinion pieces and commentaries (21 000) as well as book reviews for the special issue. The journal publishes texts written in English, Swedish and Finnish. See https://journal.fi/sqs/about/submissions for more details. (You will find information there also in English)

Please send us a one page abstract of your intended submission (please identify the chosen category), including your contact details and a short bio, by the 29th of November, 2019. You will be informed about the tentative acceptance of your input by mid December. Your full articles are due at the end of April for the review process. We expect to finish the reviewing and editing by October 2020, and the issue will be published at the end of the year 2020.

To send in your abstracts ad queries, please contact the editors of the special issue:

Dr. Tuula Juvonen (Tuula.Juvonen[at]utu.fi), Turku Institute for Advanced Studies and the Gender Studies program, University of Turku, Finland.

Dr. Therese Quinn (thereseq[at]uic.edu), Director of Museum and Exhibition Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago.

SQS is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, published by the Society for Queer Studies in Finland. Please find the previous issues of SQS since 2005 at https://journal.fi/sqs/issue/archive.

Society for Queer Studies in Finland was founded in Helsinki in 2004, and it is a member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies