Here we list events organised or involving members of the Sexual Knowledge unit members.
Read write-ups of the workshops here. Our co-director Dr Jana Funke will be running workshops in The Institute of Sexology exhibition galleries at the Wellcome Collection, examining photographs from late 19th and early 20th century sexual science publications. Visitors can contribute their own portrait in collaboration with an illustrator. These images offer a different perspective on the way individual […]
Listen to a podcast of the event here. Our co-director Dr Jana Funke joins a discussion with Helen Mathers (Open University) on issues raised by the work of the early sexual scientists featured in The Institute of Sexology exhibition, in particular 19th century prostitution, the definitions of sex work and the victim narrative. Find more information and details of booking here. Part […]
Our co-director Professor Kate Fisher joins other academics, writers and curators to consider sexual desire, drawing upon history, psychology and neurophysiology. Part of the Institute of Sexology exhibition. See the event website for the programme, tickets and further details.
Listen to a podcast of the event here. Dr Jana Funke, our co-director, contributes to a discussion with four acclaimed writers - Malika Booker, Kei Miller, Warsan Shire and Rachel Mars - whose work illustrates how radically different sex is for different people and invites us to consider sexuality from different perspectives, sometimes confronting cultural and religious taboos. […]
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 […]
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.
Dr Jen Grove joins the The Side Room for a debate about sex and sexuality for International Women's Day at The Petrie Museum of Egyptology. More details and booking.
A free workshop for young people aged 16-25 looking at an intriguing Roman “penis pot” plus a selection of similar artefacts from the past, and how objects like these have helped people in the modern world to think about sexuality. Lead by Drs Jana Funke and Jen Grove of University of Exeter and Imogen Gunn, curator at the Museum of Archaeology Anthropology (MAA), Cambridge. This event […]
You might have heard of ‘Freudian slips’, ‘penis envy’ and the ‘Oedipus complex’, but what did Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, really think about gender and sexuality? Did he believe that we are born with a specific gender identity or sexuality? What did he think about bisexuality, homosexuality and trans identity? How did he […]
Electric Spaces - Leaping Off the Page A workshop for Exeter Pride 13th May 2017 "The desert appears before us. Go on. Imagine it." Explore, debate and celebrate literature by lesbian, bisexual and queer women in the past and present! Playwright and author Natalie McGrath (Dreadnought South West) will offer a reading of her piece "Electric Spaces', a gripping personal reflection […]