European Geographies of Sexualities Conference

Call for Papers: European Geographies of Sexualities Conference
Dates: 8th – 10th September 2011
Venue: Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
Language: we currently do not have funding for translation at the conference. We plan a multilingual conference, and encourage participants to present in the language they feel most comfortable using.  We recognise that English is likely to be the language of convenience for many participants.
Cost: we aim to make the conference as affordable as possible for all participants, but especially those without access to institutional funding.  We are seeking financial support to provide small travel bursaries for low waged participants and those from less privileged countries.  The expected registration fees will be €150 (waged) and €50 (students/low waged).
Interested contributors should send a (250-word) abstract for a paper, or a short proposal for a session/panel discussion to by 30th April 2011.
Organizing team: Marianne Blidon (Universite Paris 1 Pantheon 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); Xose 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).
The conference is sponsored by the Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers).  Further information about the conference can be found at .