One of Freud’s favourite objects was a bronze statuette of Athena
Rethinking Sexology is collaborating with the Sex & History project and museums across the country on a new website which uses objects from the past for discussing gender and sexual diversity today.
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Our project director Dr Jana Funke and Engaged Research Fellow Dr Jen Grove together with Dr Ina Linge and Dr Marie Kolkenbrock (Cambridge), facilitated this workshop with the Freud Museum London.
Our project director Dr Jana Funke and Engaged Research Fellow Dr Jen Grove organised this workshop with Imogen Gunn, curator at the Museum of Archaeology Anthropology (MAA), Cambridge.
Young people aged 16-25 were given special access to the museum’s intriguing Roman “penis pot” plus a selection of similar artefacts from the past, and explored how objects like these have helped people in the modern world to think about sexuality.
This event was organised jointly by the Rethinking Sexology project and the Sex and History project at the University of Exeter.
In was part of Sex in Six Objects, a series of workshops for young people investigating the history of sexuality in six objects.
This workshop caused quite a flurry of media activity, such as in Mail Online and Cambridge News articles.