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January 2018

Workshop: Exploring the history of modern sex advice

19th January 2018 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Building:One, 21 St German's Rd EX4 6TG United Kingdom + Google Map

This workshop, run as a joint endeavour between the Rethinking Sexology project and Exeter's Sexual Knowledge Unit, will explore the history of sex advice in the modern world. It will feature papers from Dr Ben Mechen (UCL), Dr Caroline Rusterholz (Birkbeck), and Linnea Tillema (QMUL/Uppsala). Pearson Teaching Room, Building:One, Streatham Campus ----------------------------------------   Dr Caroline Rusterholz (Birkbeck) Women Doctors and Sexual Disorders in England (1930s-1970s) This presentation explores the expansion of birth control sessions in Family Planning Centres towards sexual…

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February 2018

Workshop: ‘Biological Discourses: Science, Sexuality, and the Novel around 1900’

8th February 2018 @ 15:00 - 17:00

Digital Humanities Seminar Room, Queens Building, The Queen’s Dr, Exeter. EX4 4QH. This multi-speaker, interdisciplinary workshop will feature the following papers: Dr Charlotte Woodford (Cambridge): '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):  ‘Monism, Eugenics, and (the Limits of) Female Agency: Grete Meisel-Hess's Novel Die Intellektuellen (1911)’ This seminar is hosted by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History and the  Rethinking Sexology…

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Expressing Sex: An Informal Workshop for Young People (16-25)

10th February 2018 @ 14:00 - 16:00
M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd
Bristol, bristol Bristol BS1 4RN United Kingdom
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Please note this is an informal drop in session, so come anytime between 2 and 4pm! Location: M Shed Studio Rooms Part of LGBT History Month Bristol, hosted by M Shed, organised by Outstories, Bristol How did people in the past express their sexuality and gender? What can a photograph from the nineteenth century, scientific data from the 1900s, a statue from the ancient world, or a novel written by someone in the 1920s tell us about sexuality and gender…

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May 2018

Workshop: China and Sexology

4th May 2018 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Digital Humanities seminar room 2, University of Exeter

This inter-disciplinary workshop will feature papers from Dr Leon Rocha (University of Liverpool), and Dr Ting Guo (University of Exeter). You can find the abstracts below. This seminar is hosted by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History and the  Rethinking Sexology project, and is part of the Medical History and Humanities seminar series (details of which can be found here) If you have any questions about the event then please get in touch with either of the co-conveners: Dr…

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October 2018

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

4th October 2018 - 6th October 2018

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences Barcelona, Spain 4th to 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. For more details see here.

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December 2018

Seminar: ‘Unresolved Conflicts about Sex: Julian Huxley and the Progress of Sexology in Britain, 1916-1930’

13th December 2018 @ 15:00 - 17:00

Ross Brooks (Oxford Brookes) will join us on the 13th of December 2018 to give a paper titled 'Unresolved Conflicts about Sex: Julian Huxley and the Progress of Sexology in Britain, 1916-1930.' The event, co-hosted with Exeter's Centre for Medical History and the Sexual Knowledge Unit, will take place between 3-5 in Forum seminar room 12. All welcome! More information about Centre seminars can be found from the following webpage: Abstract: This paper recovers a significant body of Julian…

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February 2019

Film Screening: A Deal with the Universe

12th February @ 19:30 - 21:30
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street EX4 3LS + Google Map

A DEAL WITH THE UNIVERSE (CTBA) + SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING + DIRECTOR Q&A Dir. Jason Barker 2018, 90 mins, UK 7.30pm + Q&A Documentary A Deal With The Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker’s debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason’s incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his and his partner’s life. This film is groundbreaking in terms of its intimate insights…

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Sex, Sexuality & Classical Reception seminar + book launch!

28th February @ 15:30 - 19:00

*PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT START TIME HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 15:30* 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. Further details here!

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June 2019

Sexual Knowledge and Expertise in Eastern Europe, before and after 1945.

3rd June - 5th June

Sexual Knowledge and Expertise in Eastern Europe, before and after 1945. Brno 3 - 5 June 2019 A collaboration between the Rethinking Sexology project and Masaryk University (Czech Republic). Details and Call for Papers here!  

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Sex and Nature: 1800-2018

10th June - 11th June
Exeter United Kingdom + Google Map

Sex and Nature: 1800-2018 This conference is co-organised by Dr Ina Linge, Associate Research Fellow with the Rethinking Sexology project, and Dr Sarah Bezan, Newton International Fellow at The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (ShARC). The CFP for this conference can be found here. Keynote speakers: Greta LaFleur, Yale University, USA Astrida Neimanis, University of Sydney, Australia Artist in Residence: Amy Cutler, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK    

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