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October 2018

Same-sex desire in the Royal Navy during the Great War

3rd October 2018 @ 16:00 - 18:00

As part of Centre for Maritime Historical Studies seminar series Laura Rowe will be speaking on: ‘Same-sex desire in the Royal Navy during the Great War’.  The seminar will take place on 3 October 2018 in Amory Building, Room B316, at 4pm. There will also a glass of wine after the seminar to celebrate the launch of Laura’s new book. For further details contact:

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Dr James Robson (Open), ‘Beauty, Sexuality and Desire in Classical Athens’

17th October 2018 @ 17:00 - 19:00

Dr James Robson (Open), 'Beauty, Sexuality and Desire in Classical Athens' Wednesday 17th October, 5pm Lecture Theatre in the Tower Building at Exeter College. Part of Exeter's Classics and Ancient History seminar series, Classical Association Southwest Lectures (in association with the Hellenic Society). See more here.

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November 2018

ECR event: Practice, Activism and Advocacy in Academic Research on Religion, Gender and Sexuality

8th November 2018 - 9th November 2018

Early Career Researchers' Conference: Practice, Activism and Advocacy in Academic Research on Religion, Gender and Sexuality 8th-9th November 2018 University of Exeter, UK Sex, gender and sexuality are prominent issues in public debate concerning religion and society. This conference includes training for early career researchers (ECRs) working in the broad areas of sex, gender, sexuality and religion (in any discipline including but not limited to theology and religion, psychology, history, and law). It is designed to help ECRs network with practitioners…

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Film showing: Stories of Intersex and Faith

8th November 2018 @ 17:45 - 19:45

8th November is international Intersex Day of Remembrance. Come and join us for the first UK screening of the brand-new documentary film Stories of Intersex and Faith, produced and directed by Megan DeFranza and Paul Van Ness and featuring Dr Susannah Cornwall (Theology and Religion, University of Exeter). The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with producer/director Megan DeFranza, and a short response for the Intersex Day of Remembrance from intersex activist Valentino Vecchietti. "Stories of Intersex and Faith tells the…

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Staging Suffrage: Queer Feminist Performance

15th November 2018 @ 15:00 - 16:30

Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) Queen's Street Exeter EX4 3RX In 1909, as the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain became increasingly militant, dramatist Cicely Hamilton wrote The Pageant of Great Women to help spread the feminist message. The spectacular play was subsequently performed under the direction of bisexual theatremaker Edith Craig. Actors included Craig’s partner, the Exeter-born lesbian and genderqueer author Christopher St John. Through performed readings, this event will allow participants to meet some of the ‘great women’ of history originally…

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December 2018

Ross Brooks (Oxford Brookes) ‘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: Abstract: This paper recovers a significant body of Julian…

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January 2019

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (Cambridge): ‘A Woman’s right to know: Pregnancy testing in twentieth-century Britain’

25th January @ 15:00 - 17:00

*PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT DATE, TIME AND VENUE HAVE CHANGED* Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn (University of Cambridge) will be joining us to talk about 'A Woman’s right to know: Pregnancy testing in twentieth-century Britain'. Queens LT6.2 The event is hosted by Exeter's Centre for Medical History: All welcome! Abstract: Today, home pregnancy testing is completely taken for granted. It is implicated in personal decisions and public discourses around all aspects of reproduction, from miscarriage and abortion to the biological clock and IVF. And…

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February 2019

Film Screening: A Deal with the Universe

12th February @ 19:30 - 21:30
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street
Exeter, EX4 3LS United Kingdom
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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 @ 15:30 - 19:00
Constantine Leventis Teaching Room, Building:One, University of Exeter, 21 St German's Rd
Exeter, Devon EX4 6TG
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*PLEASE NOTE THE EVENT START TIME AND VENUE HAVE CHANGED* Constantine Leventis Teaching Room, Building:One, University of Exeter Streatham Campus 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. Papers will be followed by a wine reception to launch 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…

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March 2019

Childbirth and Midwifery seminar

7th March @ 15:00 - 17:00

Amory B219 Speakers: Isabel Davis (Birkbeck), Angela Muir (Cardiff), Sarah Fox (Manchester) The event is co-hosted by Exeter's Centre for Medical History and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures + Environments of Health. All welcome!    

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