about the conference and gathering


Convened annually since 2015, the OUTing the Past Conference & Gathering maintains a commitment to examining the subjects as well as the evidenced-based methodologies and undertakings that contribute to a greater appreciation of LGBT+ history. It furthers the aims of OUTing the Past by coordinating a two-day programme featuring papers, panel discussions and workshops while providing a forum for deep and sustained engagements among its participants.

Past meetings have attracted delegates from over fifteen countries involved in academic pursuits and research, political/human rights activism, voluntary organisations and professional practices outside the academy. While the Conference & Gathering is dedicated to LGBT+ histories, various communities are creating and curating history now, so scholars from a range of academic disciplines, public scholars, creative artists, students, librarians, archivists, activists, heritage professionals, and others are all equally welcome.

Outing The Past 2018

Outing The Past 2018

You will be able to submit papers for consideration for the next conference from October 1st 2019 until January 7th 2020.

Find out more about the themes of the next conference and submit HERE.