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March 2018

CANCELLED: Childbirth & Midwifery in Early Modern Britain: Angela Muir (Cardiff) and Sarah Fox (Manchester)

21st March @ 15:00 - 17:00
Digital Humanities Seminar Room, The Queen's Dr
Exeter, EX4 4QH
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Digital Humanities Seminar Room Please note that the lecture theatre is in the new Digital Humanities Lab. It can be accessed through the DH Lab Main Entrance in the Car Park at the back of the Queen’s Building. Seminar on: "Childbirth and Midwifery in Early Modern Britain". With presentations from: Angela Muir (Cardiff University) Sarah Fox (University of Manchester) Part of the ‘Medical History and Humanities’ seminar series. Do look out for the full programme here.

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The Misandrists (Queer Screens 2018)

26th March @ 16:30 - 18:30
Queens Building, LT.1, Queens Drive
Exeter, EX4 4QH
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Screening of The Misandrists Dir. Bruce LaBruce Germany, 2017 English 91 min, colour All welcome! Part of Queer Screens 2018, an Art History and Visual Culture film series Programmed by Dr João Florêncio

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May 2018

Workshop: China and Sexology

4th May @ 15:00 - 17:00

This inter-disciplinary workshop will feature papers from Dr Leon Rocha (University of Liverpool), and Dr Ting Guo (University of Exeter). You can find the abstracts below. This seminar is hosted by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History and the  Rethinking Sexology project, and is part of the Medical History and Humanities seminar series (details of which can be found here) If you have any questions about the event then please get in touch with either of the co-conveners: Dr…

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June 2018

A Fantastic Woman: Film screening and Q&A with Gonzalo Maza (Grand Challenges event)

6th June @ 17:30 - 20:00
Alumni Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter

Screening of the Oscar-winning film, A Fantastic Woman (Chile, 2017), followed by Q&A with its co-writer and co-director, Gonzalo Maza (PhD candidate in Film, University of Exeter) in conversation with Prof Sally Faulkner. This critically acclaimed film tells the story of a transgender woman coming to terms with the loss of her partner in a society that does not know how to deal with transgender identities. Read the Guardian review here: This event is held as part of the Gender…

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Seth LeJacq – the vernacular forensics of sodomy

12th June @ 16:30 - 18:30

Please join us on 12 June from 4:30 pm in Amory B315 for what promises to be an exciting seminar. With generous support from the Centre for Medical History and the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, James Davey and I would like to invite you to the joint CHM-CMHS seminar next week. We are lucky to have Seth LeJacq from Duke University present his latest work titled “The vernacular forensics of sodomy in early modern Anglo-America: the Royal Navy as…

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October 2018

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

3rd October @ 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 @ 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 - 9th November

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 @ 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 @ 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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