Here we list events organised or involving members of the Sexual Knowledge unit members.

Gender Identities in the Past and Present: Hatshepsut & Akhenaten – LGBTQ+ History Month Special Event

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London, Malet Place, London

Gender Identities in the Past and Present: Hatshepsut & Akhenaten – LGBTQ+ History Month Special Event The Rethinking Sexology project and the Petrie Museum will be leading a discussion around gender identity focusing on depictions of the pharaohs Hatshepshut and Akhenaten in the ancient world and early twentieth-century attitudes to their allegedly ‘transgressive’ identities. We will also […]


Beyond The Well of Loneliness: Radclyffe Hall in the Archive – LGBTQ+ History Month Special Event

Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Rd, London

Our unit director Dr Jana Funke joins a day of talks as part of the LGBT History National Festival. She will talk about Radclyffe Hall in the Archive. See the full programme of the event here, Free event, drop in. More details here.   Part of LGBTQ+ History Month.  See more LGBTQ+ History Month events we are involved with.


IHR History of Sexuality Seminar: Ina Linge (University of Cambridge) & Tommy Dickinson (University of Manchester)

Room SH246, 2nd floor, South block Senate House, London

Life writings and sexual sciences: writing the queer self in early 20th-century Germany and Austria, Ina Linge (University of Cambridge) 'Curing Queers'. Mental Nurses and their Patients, 1935-1974, Tommy Dickinson (University of Manchester) Part of The History of Sexuality seminar at the Institute of Historical Research. The seminar series is convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre. All […]


Introduction, Film Screening and Discussion: Fighting for Sexual Rights in the Early Twentieth Century: Magnus Hirschfeld, Sexual Science and Anders als die Andern (1919)

University of Exeter Exeter

Special film screening of Anders als die Andern (1919) with introduction and discussion. Released in 1919, Anders als die Andern is one of the first films in history to portray male homosexuality in a sympathetic light. It was directed by Richard Oswald (1880-1963) and tells the story of a homosexual musician who get blackmailed after falling […]


The Sex and History Project: talking sexuality, gender and identity with objects from the past – LGBTQ+ Soc event for LGBT History Month

University of Exeter Exeter

Our unit director Dr Jen Grove will be discussing Sex and History, a community and outreach project which uses historical artefacts to get people of all ages - and especially young people - talking more easily about issues around sex, gender and relationships today. What material can help us to safely discuss LGBTQ+ in the classroom, the museum […]


Screen Talk: The Danish Girl – LGBTQ+ History Month Special Event

Exeter Picturehouse Bartholomew Street West, Exeter

Join us for a discussion before a screening of The Danish Girl (2015), the story of Lili Elbe (1882-1931) a trans woman living in early 20th century Denmark. Our project director Dr Jana Funke will discuss the role of sexual science in developing ideas about transgender identities in the 1920s and 1930s. Wendy Benstead, costumier of stage and screen, will […]