Sarah Jones published this new essay as part of Adam Matthew Digital’s new online archive Sex and Sexuality, which is dedicated to the unpublished papers of prominent sexologists, sex researchers, societies, advocacy groups and campaigners working across America and beyond during the twentieth century.
The essay can be found at http://www.sexandsexuality.amdigital.co.uk/Explore/Essays/Sexology
Team member Sarah Jones has published a new article, ‘‘As though Miles of Ocean did not Separate us’: Print and the Construction of a Transatlantic Free Love Community at the Fin de Siècle,’ in the Journal of Victorian Culture. It is available online here in advance of its print publication.
Sarah Jones spoke at ‘What’s Sex Got to Do with It? Gender, Sexuality, & Eugenics’ – the second annual History of Race and Eugenics (HRE) workshop at Oxford Brookes in February 2019.
Her paper is titled The Science of Sexual Pleasure: Eugenics and Sex Advice before 1940.
Project researcher Sarah Jones spoke to Frankie Wells and Anouszka Tate – hosts of the award-winning Project Pleasure podcast – about the construction of sexuality in the modern world. You can listen to the podcast on itunes, Soundcloud, or through Roundhouse Media.
On the 25th of September, Dr Sarah Jones gave a paper to Exeter’s History Society, titled ‘”Your Sex Organs are ALIVE!” The Science of Sexual Pleasure in the early Twentieth Century’.
In July 2018, the Rethinking Sexology project hosted an interdisciplinary workshop on ‘Sexpertise: Sexual Knowledge and the Public in the 19th and 20th Centuries’ at the Devon and Exeter Institution. Organised by team member Dr Sarah Jones, in collaboration with Dr Hannah Charnock (University of Bristol) and Dr Ben Mechen (UCL/RHUL), the event brought together researchers from across the country to consider such themes as:
- Forms of “popular” sexual expertise and knowledge, such as sex manuals, marriage guides, family planning and sexual health instruction, and advice columns in newspapers and magazines.
- “Alternative” forms of sexual expertise/knowledge and the creation of sexual counterpublics, as well as the entrance of alternative forms of sexual knowledge into the cultural “mainstream”.
- Professional or medical expertise/knowledge and its relationship with the broader public.
- Sexual experience and subjectivity as forms of sexual expertise/knowledge.
- The history of sexuality as itself a form of sexual knowledge/expertise aiming to shape public understandings of sex, sexuality and the sexual past.