International ASSHH Conference

Building on the success of the first two ASSHH (Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV) conferences in Durban (2011) and Paris (2013), the 2015 conference will critically examine the growing gap between rhetoric and reality in the national and international HIV response.

Of strong interest to rese researchers, policy makers, programme managers, community workers and practitioners, this 3rd conference will provide opportunities for wide-ranging discussion and debate on the following themes:

  • (Re)-writing the history of AIDS: whose facts, whose visions, whose stories?
  • An ‘epidemic of signification’ – cultural and media representations 30 years on, in the era or PrEP and ‘universal’ access.
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity – a new or enduring battleground?
  • The politics of ‘practice’: research and practitioner perspectives on programme development
  • Power, politics and resistance: the demise of agency in the face of constraint?
  • Positive nostalgia(s) and the international HIV response.
  • Renewing social sciences and humanities research in the response.

Important dates

27 March – Closing date for early registration
19 June – Closing date for pre-conference registration
6 July – Onsite registration

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