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Interdisciplinary Histories Conference

13th February 2017 - 14th February 2017

This conference is part of the Wellcome Trust-funded Rethinking Sexology project at the University of Exeter. 

The first Rethinking Sexology conference examines dynamics of interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration from a historical perspective. It asks what can be gained by exploring moments, sites and traditions of dialogue across disciplines, fields of knowledge and forms of expertise in the past. One area of interest is late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century sexual science: Western European sexual scientists, including those with medical training, articulated an inclusive vision for sexual science that involved diverse fields like anthropology, biology, history, literature, psychology, sociology and zoology. The conference also aims to move beyond sexual science to consider alternative perspectives on how boundaries between areas of knowledge and expertise have been constituted, crossed and contested across history and to understand shifting definitions of terms like ‘science’ or ‘discipline’. Most importantly, the conference will offer an opportunity for dialogue between scholars situated within and across (or outside of) a variety of disciplines and fields.

For more details see the conference webpage.


13th February 2017
14th February 2017
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Rethinking Sexology project


Mercure Southgate Hotel
Southernhay East
Exeter, Devon EX1 1QF United Kingdom
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