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