Call for Contributors: NOTCHES: (re)marks on the History of Sexuality


From NOTCHES Editors: Justin Bengry (Birkbeck and McGill), Julia Laite (Birkbeck), Amy Tooth Murphy (University of East London):

We are currently seeking regular bloggers to contribute to ‘NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality’ ( Since its launch in January, NOTCHES has attracted almost 20,000 views, been profiled on’s Sexuality site and Freshly Pressed by WordPress. NOTCHES is hosted by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, and we echo the centre’s mission in encouraging the widest accessibility and interest in the history of sexuality. Our goal is to create a blog that is intellectually engaged, accessible, timely, relevant and fun.

We seek bloggers to write on all range of regions, periods, and themes, and welcome blogs that discuss non-modern, non-Western histories and experiences. Posts would only be limited by the interests and specializations of our contributors, and we envision the blog including a range of discussions of heterosexuality, homosexuality, queer experiences, genders, trans* issues, sex work, the body, migration, labour, capitalism, policy, media, emotions, aesthetics and the list goes on. Bloggers might be informed by contemporary issues, historicize current events, or reflect on seminars, books and conferences. But in all cases blogs must be historically informed and grounded.

Ideally each blogger would contribute a minimum of one scheduled post per month, but would not be limited by this if interested in posting something that was particularly timely. For examples of the kind of topics we publish and the tone we wish to achieve, please read through existing posts at

If you are interested in being considered as a contributor to NOTCHES, please contact Justin Bengry ( with your areas of interest, a short bio, and a sample blog of approximately 500 words.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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