Rethinking the history of sexology

This interdisciplinary project at the University of Exeter seeks to rethink the history of sexual science, critiquing the assumption that ‘sexology’ existed as a primarily medical field of knowledge. Find out more…


Watch our project video!

Watch our project video to find out more about how we are rethinking the history of sexual science at the University of Exeter.

Rethinking Sexology Project Team

Find out more about our cross-disciplinary core research team.

Dialogues between West & East on History of Medicine

Cross-disciplinary workshop at the International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan, China, including a strand on Sexology, Gender and History of Medicine.

Talks and interviews on sexual science

Listen to recordings of talks and watch interviews with other researchers studying the history of sexual science, such as Ina Linge (University of Cambridge) and Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln).

Events Calendar

Our calendar lists talks, seminars, workshops and other events organised by our project team and others which explore new ways of thinking about sexology, sexuality and gender.

Public Engagement and Impact

The Rethinking Sexology team organise and take part in a range of activities and projects with non-academic partners and audiences.

Sexual Knowledge unit

Rethinking Sexology is part of the Sexual Knowledge unit which brings together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences and biomedical sciences engaged in research about the construction and authorisation of sexual knowledge…