In January 2020 the project hosted three guest speakers at the seminar “Sexuality, Gender and Visual Cultures in 20th-century Germany”.
Rethinking Normativity: the Normal in the History of Medicine
In October 2019 Professors Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens of the University of Queensland spoke on “Rethinking Normativity: the Normal in the History of Medicine”.
Sex and Nature: 1800-2018
DATE 10-11 June 2019. VENUE: Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)
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Sexual Knowledge and Expertise in Europe’s East, before and after 1945.
Brno 3–5 June 2019
The history of sexology has recently shown considerable interest in exploring the global dimensions of the emergence of sexual science. Important work has begun to chart the world-wide transnational networks of exchange and expertise, and examine how sexual science assumed different shapes in various locales.
We were joined in March 2019 by Isabel Davis (Birkbeck), Angela Muir (Cardiff), Sarah Fox (Manchester).
The event was co-hosted by Exeter’s Centre for Medical History and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures + Environments of Health.
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.
Ross Brooks (Oxford Brookes) joined us in December 2018 to give a paper titled ‘Unresolved Conflicts about Sex: Julian Huxley and the Progress of Sexology in Britain, 1916-1930.’
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.