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

‘Selfish Cinema’: Guest Speaker Lisa Downing (University of Birmingham)

CIFR/ English seminar series "Selfish Cinema: Questions of Gender and Control in Adaptations of Ayn Rand for the Screen", Professor Lisa Downing (University of Birmingham) Date and Time: Monday 27 March 2017, 15:30-17:30 Venue: MR rooms, University of Exeter More details here. Abstract: This paper examines onscreen representations of the work and legacy of influential, […]

Electric Spaces – Leaping Off the Page (Exeter Pride Workshop)

Exeter Phoenix Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, United Kingdom

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 […]


‘Men of the World’: Royal Historical Society / Ex-Historia symposium

University of Exeter Exeter

Margaret Room 3, Queens Building Abstracts: The Pursuit of the Rasik: Translating Masculinities in Early Modern South Asia, Sonia Wigh, University of Exeter.  The urge to classify and define seems to be an innate human quality. Erotological texts propound a four-fold classification based on a particular part of the male anatomy. This classification, then becomes […]


Sexual Knowledge Cultures Seminar – Joy Dixon and Amber K. Regis

Digital Humanities Seminar Room The Queen's Dr, Exeter

Queen's N Mini-Theatre, 3-6 pm 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. Please join us for our seminar on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cultures of sexual knowledge. The papers […]

Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference, University of Exeter

University of Exeter Exeter

Ana Tomcic (Sexual Knowledge member) is co-organising the University of Exeter Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference. The programme includes the following that may be of interest to Sexual Knowledge members and others:   -Welcome and keynote by Dr Ina Linge, Associate Research Fellow, Rethinking Sexology project, University of Exeter (and Sexual Knowledge member). -Reproduction, Family Planning and Embryonic […]


Workshop: Exploring the history of modern sex advice

Constantine Leventis Teaching Room, Building:One University of Exeter, 21 St German's Rd, Exeter, Devon

This workshop, run as a joint endeavour between the Sexual Knowledge Unit and Exeter's Rethinking Sexology project, will explore the history of sex advice in the modern world. It will feature papers from Dr Ben Mechen (UCL), Dr Caroline Rusterholz (Birkbeck), and Linnea Tillema (QMUL/Uppsala). Pearson Teaching Room, Building:One, Streatham Campus   ----------------------------------------   Dr […]

Rebellious Sound Archive Meets LGBT History Month

Thursday 15th February 2018 – 3.30-5.30pm – Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar. Dreadnought Co-Director Natalie McGrath and Dr Jana Funke from the Institute of Sexology (University of Exeter), will host the Rebellious Sounds Archive, whilst sharing  Jana’s research of LGBTQ women from the women’s suffrage campaign at Exeter Phoenix. Come along, say hello and be part of the conversation as it […]

Heteronormativity in Practice: Marginalization and Inequity in the Law and Public Sector

Gender Research Group, University of Exeter - Inaugural Workshop Building upon the vast literature exploring the social construction of gender, scholarship is increasingly highlighting heterosexuality as the coherent and privileged frame in legal and political venues. As a result, homosexuality not only continues to be marginalized as an identity in these spheres, but the administration […]

Rethinking Marriage: Theoretical and Policy Challenges

The “Rethinking Marriage: Theoretical and Policy Challenges” event being run jointly between the Gender Research Network and the FRS Network will be held in the afternoon on Wednesday 21st March. The confirmed speakers are: Professor Brian Heaphy (Sociology, Manchester, speaking on his research around marriage and formalised partnerships). Dr Zainab Navqi (Law, Birmingham, speaking on feminist […]

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

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 […]