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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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June 2018

FUTURESEX, University of Surrey

27th June - 28th June

Our project director Jana Funke will be speaking at this conference at the University of Surrey. What are the futures of sex, gender and sexuality? How were futures imagined in the past? We seek to interrogate the shifting norms of sex, gender and sexuality, while questioning how research methodologies can properly attend to these shifts. The conference’s focus straddles historical, contemporary and future imaginations, and thus encourages interdisciplinary contributions. The conference will be an inclusive and welcoming event for those…

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July 2018

Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind in Britain and America, 1850-1950

17th July - 18th July

17–18 July 2018 – University of Kent Keynote Speakers: Professor Helen Small, Pembroke College, University of Oxford Professor Priscilla Wald, Duke University This conference aims to stimulate a wide-ranging discussion about the interactions between British and American literature, education, and the sciences of the mind between 1850–1950. We welcome paper and panel proposals on any aspect of British or American literature, education and/or the sciences of the mind broadly construed. This conference is part of Dr Sara Lyons’ (PI), Dr Michael…

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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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October 2018

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences

5th October - 6th October

CfP: Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences Barcelona, Spain 5th and 6th October 2018 This international conference is jointly organised by Rethinking Sexology and Chiara Beccalossi’s Sexology, Hormones and Medical Experiments in the Latin Atlantic World project at the University of Lincoln.  Both projects are funded by the Wellcome Trust. The conference seeks to investigate the global history of the sexual sciences by focusing on the concept of development. Key questions might include, but are not limited to: How are concepts of development deployed in sexual science? How is development understood, for instance, as a quality or trajectory of nations, races, social groups and…

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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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