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February 2018

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science

1st February - 30th November

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science delivers an international programme that uses art and public debates to raise awareness about the important impact hormone therapies can have. It explores the theme of hormone use and abuse, both in the past and in the present. Events: The Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science programme includes a range of public discussions in each city the exhibition visits; Lincoln and London in the UK; Barcelona in Spain; and…

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March 2018

Sexology and ideology in the age of institutionalization (1960-2000)

21st March @ 08:00 - 23rd March @ 17:00

Centre interdisciplinaire d’étude des religions et de la laïcité (CIERL), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 17 avenue FD Roosevelt, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique. Les langues du colloque sont le français et l’anglais. Il n’y a pas de traduction simultanée prévue. The languages of the conference are French and English. There is no simultaneous translation provided. PRESENTATION : La sexologie entretient de multiples rapports avec l’idéologie. Ayant pour objet la sexualité, la sexologie est un ensemble de savoirs et de pratiques ayant…

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April 2018

Sex, sexuality & reproduction: historical perspectives, 32nd Irish Conference of Historians

26th April - 28th April
University College Cork

The 32nd Irish Conference of Historians will take place at University College Cork, Thursday 26-Saturday 28 April, 2018. The theme of the conference will be Sex, sexuality & reproduction: historical perspectives. The Rethinking Sexology team are organising a panel "New perspectives on sexual science (1890-1960)".  Panel abstract: The study of the history of sexology is rapidly expanding. In recent years two major collections have in particular increased our understanding of the global development and exchange of sexological knowledge, by looking…

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July 2018

Medicine Meets the Sexed Body: Discovering, Diagnosing, Producing and Shaping

25th July - 28th July

Panel convened by Sorcha Uí Chonnachtaigh and David Andrew Griffiths at this year’s European Association for the Study of Science and Technology conference. The CfP deadline is Feb 14th 2018. Any questions, please contact me and Sorcha (, ). EASST2018: MEETINGS - Making Science, Technology & Society Together, 25-28th July 2018, Lancaster University, UK Medicine Meets the Sexed Body: Discovering, Diagnosing, Producing and Shaping  Western biomedicine has historically worked within a strict binary model of sex and gender, pathologizing those forms of embodiment that do not…

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November 2018

Concepts of Sexual Health from the 18th to the 21st Centuries

8th November - 10th November
Montafoner Heimatmuseum Schruns, Kirchpl. 15
Schruns, 6780 Austria
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Concepts of Sexual Health from the 18th to the 21st Centuries 2018 Annual Conference of the Society for the Social History of Medicine - (Hi)stories of Sickness and Health 08.11.2018-10.11.2018 Schruns, Vorarlberg, Montafoner Heimatmuseum Various disciplines have addressed the topic of "sexuality" over the centuries. Whether medical experts, biologists, theologians, educational theorists, legal scholars or demographers, each discipline defined characteristic parameters against the backdrop of the epistemic traditions specific for their scholarly field. Thus, concepts of sexuality as moral or…

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