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October 2015

Guest Speaker: Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln)

8th October 2015 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Northcote House Council Chamber, University of Exeter
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Free

Sexology, Hormones and Medical Experiments in the ‘Latin Atlantic World’: Local Power and International Networks, c. 1926-1950, Dr Chiara Beccalossi. Part of the Centre for Medical History seminar series at University of Exeter All welcome. Abstract: In 1926, Nicola Pende, one of the most important Italian fascist scientists, founded the Institute of Biotypology, a eugenics organisation. This Institute originally aimed to screen the entire Italian population and to study its ethnic composition and state of health. However, it soon came to serve…

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November 2015

Guest Speaker: Ina Linge (University of Cambridge)

19th November 2015 @ 13:00 - 15:00
XFi Conference Room 1, University of Exeter
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Listen to a recording of the paper here. ‘Something different’: Sexology and the Department Store, Ina Linge  (University of Cambridge). All welcome. Part of the Centre for Medical History seminar series at University of Exeter Abstract: Dori and Nora, the protagonists of The Diary of a Male Bride (1907) and A Man’s Maiden Years (1907), respectively, leave their small-town relatives behind to become shop girls in the German metropolis. They appear to be members of a generation of ordinary working class girls…

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January 2016

IHR History of Sexuality Seminar: Ivan Crozier (University of Sydney)

19th January 2016 @ 17:15 - 19:15
Room SH246, 2nd floor, South block, Senate House
London, United Kingdom
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Culturally Situating Sadism and Masochism in Havelock Ellis's Love and Pain: the uses of history and anthropology in the construction of sexual kinds, Ivan Crozier (University of Sydney) 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 seminars are open to all and there is no need to register in advance. If you have any questions about the seminar please contact Craig Griffiths at: c.griffiths@qmul.ac.uk See…

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February 2016

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

4th February 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Malet Place
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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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 consider how these pharaohs might allow us to reflect on ideas about sexuality and gender identification in the present. Doors open 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm.…

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

6th February 2016 @ 11:40 - 12:10
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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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.

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

9th February 2016 @ 17:15 - 19:00
Room SH246, 2nd floor, South block, Senate House
London, United Kingdom
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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 seminars are open to all and there is no need to register in advance. If you have any questions about the seminar please contact Craig…

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

17th February 2016 @ 18:30 - 20:30
University of Exeter Exeter, EX4 4QH + Google Map
Free

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 in love with one of his protégés. The film was co-written by German-Jewish sexual scientist Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), who also makes a brief appearance in…

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

26th February 2016 @ 18:30 - 19:30
University of Exeter Exeter, EX4 4QH + Google Map
Free

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 and elsewhere? See the full abstract below. Organised by Exeter LGBTQ+ Soc at University of Exeter. Free but please register your attendance on the Facebook event or…

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

29th February 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:30
Exeter Picturehouse, Bartholomew Street West
Exeter, EX4 3AL United Kingdom
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£7

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 discuss her role in making costumes for The Danish Girl and depicting gender in historical film and theatre. The talk will begin at 6.00pm. Buy tickets on The…

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March 2016

Sex and Sexuality debate: International Women’s Day event

8th March 2016 @ 18:00 - 20:00
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Malet Place
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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£13.50

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.

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