Call for Papers
Sex and Nature: 1800-2018
University of Exeter, 10-11 June 2019
Greta LaFleur, Yale University, USA
Astrida Neimanis, University of Sydney, Australia
Call for Papers
Sexual Knowledge and Expertise in Europe’s East, before and after 1945.
Brno 3–5 June 2019
This seminar brings together three early career researchers exploring the history of sex and sexuality and the reception of the ancient world in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Followed by a launch of Sculpture, Sexuality and History: Encounters in Literature, Culture and the Arts from the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), edited by Jana Funke and Jen Grove.
This international conference in October 2018 was jointly organised by Rethinking Sexology’s Kate Fisher and Jana Funke, and Chiara Beccalossi as part of her Sexology, Hormones and Medical Experiments in the Latin Atlantic World project at the University of Lincoln. Both projects are funded by the Wellcome Trust.
In July 2018, the Rethinking Sexology project hosted an interdisciplinary workshop on ‘Sexpertise: Sexual Knowledge and the Public in the 19th and 20th Centuries’ at the Devon and Exeter Institution. Organised by team member Dr Sarah Jones, in collaboration with Dr Hannah Charnock (University of Bristol) and Dr Ben Mechen (UCL/RHUL), the event brought together researchers from across the country to consider such themes as:
This inter-disciplinary workshop was held on 4th May at the University of Exeter. Dr Leon Rocha (University of Liverpool) presented on “Sexology in the Tabloids: The Case of Zhou Yueran (1885-1962)” and Dr Ting Guo (University of Exeter) discussed “Translation and queer feminism in China: Jihua Network and Carol (2015)”. You can find the abstracts below.
This seminar was hosted by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History and the Rethinking Sexology project, and was part of the Medical History and Humanities seminar series (details of which can be found here) Continue reading
In March 2018 two of our project postdocs Jen Grove and Ina Linge organised a workshop at the University of Exeter to bring together colleagues from the UK and Germany to share knowledge and experiences of working on projects with young people in the area of sex, sexuality, gender, education, health, and involving museums, collections and exhibitions. The workshop was co-hosted by the Rethinking Sexology project and the Sex and History project.
This was a multi-disciplinary workshop held in February 2018.
Dr Charlotte Woodford (Cambridge) spoke on “Sexology and women’s sexual emancipation: Lou Andreas-Salome’s theories of female sexuality and her novella ‘Deviations’ (1898) as literary case study”
Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex (Cambridge) gave a paper on “Monism, Eugenics, and (the Limits of) Female Agency: Grete Meisel-Hess’s Novel Die Intellektuellen [The Intellectuals] (1911).”
This seminar was hosted by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History and the Rethinking Sexology project, and was part of the Medical History and Humanities seminar series (details of which can be found here).
This workshop, run as a joint endeavour between the Rethinking Sexology project and Exeter’s Sexual Knowledge Unit, explores the history of sex advice in the modern world. It features papers from Dr Ben Mechen (UCL), Dr Caroline Rusterholz (Birkbeck), and Linnea Tillema (QMUL/Uppsala).
In October 2017 Dr Katie Sutton (Australian National University) spoke to us on ‘Scientific Respectability and Popular Disseminations of Sex Research in Interwar German Film’.
In the socially progressive and politically tumultuous interwar period, researchers in the German-speaking lands were world leaders in the study of sex. Increasingly, sexologists such as Magnus Hirschfeld in Berlin and Eugen Steinach in Vienna were turning not only to photography as a seemingly more ‘scientific’ evidential medium than the narrative patient histories upon which they had once relied, but also the cutting-edge technologies of film.