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November 2018

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

8th November 2018 - 10th November 2018
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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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: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/medicalhistory/newsandevents/seminars/ Abstract: This paper recovers a significant body of Julian…

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February 2019

Film Screening: A Deal with the Universe

12th February 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 - 5th June 2019

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 2019 - 11th June 2019
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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July 2019

Talk at two-day workshop NARRATIVE SCIENCE IN TECHNO-ENVIRONMENTS: INTEGRATING HISTORY OF SCIENCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY AND HUMANITIES

18th July 2019 - 19th July 2019
LSE London,

On 18 & 19 July 2019 Dr Ina Linge will contribute a paper to the inter-disciplinary workshop NARRATIVE SCIENCE IN TECHNO-ENVIRONMENTS: INTEGRATING HISTORY OF SCIENCE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY AND HUMANITIES at the LSE. Her paper is entitled "Narrating Human-animal Sexual Nature in 1920s Popular Science Books". You can find out more about the workshop and the preliminary programme by following the link below.

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October 2019

Rethinking Normativity: the Normal in the History of Medicine

24th October 2019 @ 15:30 - 17:30

Rethinking Normativity: the Normal in the History of Medicine Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens When: 24 October, 3.30-5.30 Where: Building One, Pearson Teaching Room, University of Exeter The Centre for Medical History is delighted to welcome Professors Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens of the University of Queensland to Exeter to speak on “Rethinking Normativity: the Normal in the History of Medicine” All welcome!

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November 2019

Trans History & Heritage Seminar

27th November 2019 @ 15:30 - 17:30

Dr Emma Vickers, ‘Dry Your Eyes, Princess: oral testimony, photography and co-creation’ This presentation will explore ‘Dry Your Eyes, Princess’, a project that used oral testimony and photography to narrate the experiences of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces. It discusses the historical background of the underpinning research and will reflect on some of the methodological considerations that arose as a result of the close collaboration between an artist, a historian and the trans community, particularly in relation to…

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January 2020

Sexuality, Gender and Visual Cultures in 20th-century Germany

22nd January @ 15:00 - 17:30

Abstracts: Sex Sells! Wolfgang Gurlitt, Erotic Print Culture and Women Artists in the Weimar Republic Camilla Smith This talk explores erotic material commissioned by the art dealer and publisher Wolfgang Gurlitt (1888–1965). Between 1919 and 1920, Gurlitt published a hand-printed series of erotic volumes Der Venuswagen (The Chariot of Venus), which straddled the areas of art, literature and sexology that saw him end up in court. A decade later, he commissioned the artist Jeanne Mammen to illustrate Pierre Louÿs’ Les…

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