Creative community project on gender and science

Find out more about our community and public engagement project engaging young trans & gender diverse people with questions about gender identity and medical authority.


Sex, science, and censorship Conference 2019

Read about our conference “Sex, science, and censorship in the 19th and 20th centuries” with University of Granada, University of Warsaw and Ryerson University.


Sexual Knowledge in Europe’s East 

Call for papers for a thematic issue on Sexual Knowledge and Expertise in Europe’s East, before and after 1945, following our conference Bryn Mawr College, Central European University, Masaryk University, and University of Warsaw.


Sex and Nature: 1800-2018 Conference 2019

Read more about our conference Sex and Nature: 1800-2018, an exciting conference at Exeter in June 2019, organised with University of Sheffield.


Sexpertise Conference 2018

Find out more about our interdisciplinary workshop on ‘Sexpertise: Sexual Knowledge and the Public in the 19th and 20th Centuries’, organised with colleagues at Bristol and UCL/RHUL.


Sexology and Development Conference 2018

Read more about our international conference in October 2018 in collaboration with the project Sexology, Hormones and Medical Experiments in the Latin Atlantic World.


Public Engagement Knowledge Exchange Workshop Series

This series, with the Sex & History project, explores projects with young people in the area of sex, sexuality, gender, education, health, and involving museums, collections and exhibitions.


Dialogues between West & East on History of Medicine

Cross-disciplinary workshop in 2016 at the International Center for Studies of Chinese Civilization, Fudan, China, including a strand on Sexology, Gender and History of Medicine.


Interdisciplinary Histories Conference

The first Rethinking Sexology in 2017 conference examineed dynamics of interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration from a historical perspective. Find out more…



Find out about publications on the history of sexual science by the project team.


Talks and interviews on sexual science

Listen to recordings of talks and watch interviews with other researchers studying the history of sexual science, such as Ina Linge (University of Cambridge) and Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln).


Events Calendar

Our calendar lists talks, seminars, workshops and other events organised by our project team and others which explore new ways of thinking about sexology, sexuality and gender.


Public Engagement and Impact

The Rethinking Sexology team organise and take part in a range of activities and projects with non-academic partners and audiences.


Sexual Knowledge unit

Rethinking Sexology is part of the Sexual Knowledge unit which brings together scholars from across the humanities, social sciences and biomedical sciences engaged in research about the construction and authorisation of sexual knowledge…