Here we list events organised by our project as well as other events we hope will interest you. If you would like to advertise your event relating to the history of sexual science here please contact us.

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January 2015

Wellcome Collection gallery event – Photographs As Evidence

28th January 2015 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Free

Read write-ups of the workshops here. Our co-director Dr Jana Funke will be running workshops in The Institute of Sexology exhibition galleries at the Wellcome Collection, examining photographs from late 19th and early 20th century sexual science publications. Visitors can contribute their own portrait in collaboration with an illustrator. These images offer a different perspective on the way individual identities and bodies were used as evidence in sexology, and on how individuals used sexual science to construct their own identities and sense of self.…

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Wellcome Collection gallery event – Photographs As Evidence

29th January 2015 @ 18:00 - 21:00
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Free

Read write-ups of the workshops here. Our co-director Dr Jana Funke will be running workshops in The Institute of Sexology exhibition galleries at the Wellcome Collection, examining photographs from late 19th and early 20th century sexual science publications. Visitors can contribute their own portrait in collaboration with an illustrator. These images offer a different perspective on the way individual identities and bodies were used as evidence in sexology, and on how individuals used sexual science to construct their own identities and sense of self.…

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Wellcome Collection gallery event – Photographs As Evidence

30th January 2015 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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Free

Read write-ups of the workshops here. Our co-director Dr Jana Funke will be running workshops in The Institute of Sexology exhibition galleries at the Wellcome Collection, examining photographs from late 19th and early 20th century sexual science publications. Visitors can contribute their own portrait in collaboration with an illustrator. These images offer a different perspective on the way individual identities and bodies were used as evidence in sexology, and on how individuals used sexual science to construct their own identities and sense of self.…

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March 2015

Wellcome Collection Sexology Season Manchester: Sunday Salon

15th March 2015 @ 14:00 - 15:30
People’s History Museum, Left Bank
Manchester, M3 3ER United Kingdom
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Listen to a podcast of the event here. Our co-director Dr Jana Funke joins a discussion with Helen Mathers (Open University) on issues raised by the work of the early sexual scientists featured in The Institute of Sexology exhibition, in particular 19th century prostitution, the definitions of sex work and the victim narrative. Find more information and details of booking here. Part of Wellcome Collection Sexology Season, Manchester. See the full event programme here. 

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July 2015

Wellcome Collection Symposium on Sexual Desire

18th July 2015 @ 10:30 - 17:00
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom
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£18

Our co-director Professor Kate Fisher joins other academics, writers and curators to consider sexual desire, drawing upon history, psychology and neurophysiology. Part of the Institute of Sexology exhibition. See the event website for the programme, tickets and further details. 

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Wellcome Collection Sexology Season – Sex in the Afternoon

26th July 2015
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Listen to a podcast of the event here. Dr Jana Funke, our co-director, contributes to a discussion with four acclaimed writers - Malika Booker, Kei Miller, Warsan Shire and Rachel Mars - whose work illustrates how radically different sex is for different people and invites us to consider sexuality from different perspectives, sometimes confronting cultural and religious taboos. See the event website for booking, full programme and further details.

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February 2016

Gender Identities in the Past and Present: Hatshepsut & Akhenaten – LGBTQ+ History Month Special Event

4th February 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Malet Place
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Gender Identities in the Past and Present: Hatshepsut & Akhenaten - LGBTQ+ History Month Special Event The Rethinking Sexology project and the Petrie Museum will be leading a discussion around gender identity focusing on depictions of the pharaohs Hatshepshut and Akhenaten in the ancient world and early twentieth-century attitudes to their allegedly ‘transgressive’ identities. We will also consider how these pharaohs might allow us to reflect on ideas about sexuality and gender identification in the present. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.…

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May 2016

Sex in Six Objects workshop – the Roman “penis pot”

5th May 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:30
Museum of Archaeology Anthropology, Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3DZ
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A free workshop for young people aged 16-25 looking at an intriguing Roman “penis pot” plus a selection of similar artefacts from the past, and how objects like these have helped people in the modern world to think about sexuality. Lead by Drs Jana Funke and Jen Grove of University of Exeter and Imogen Gunn, curator at the Museum of Archaeology Anthropology (MAA), Cambridge. This event is organised jointly by the Rethinking Sexology project and the Sex and History project at the University of Exeter. Part of Sex in Six Objects, a series…

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July 2016

Sex in Six Objects workshop – Freud, Homosexuality & Women

23rd July 2016 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead
London, NW3 5SX United Kingdom
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You might have heard of ‘Freudian slips’, ‘penis envy’ and the ‘Oedipus complex’, but what did Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, really think about gender and sexuality? Did he believe that we are born with a specific gender identity or sexuality? What did he think about bisexuality, homosexuality and trans identity? How did he treat his patients and what did they make of him? Do his ideas still matter today? This workshop will take place in the Freud Museum…

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