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

Trans History & Heritage Seminar

Trans History & Heritage Seminar, 27th November, Digital Humanities Seminar Room, 3.30-5.30. All welcome! Dr Emma Vickers, ‘Dry Your Eyes, Princess: oral testimony, photography and co-creation’ This presentation will explore ‘Dry Your Eyes, Princess’, a project that used oral testimony and photography to narrate the experiences of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces. It […]

Sexuality, Gender and Visual Cultures in 20th-century Germany

Abstracts: Sex Sells! Wolfgang Gurlitt, Erotic Print Culture and Women Artists in the Weimar Republic Camilla Smith This talk explores erotic material commissioned by the art dealer and publisher Wolfgang Gurlitt (1888–1965). Between 1919 and 1920, Gurlitt published a hand-printed series of erotic volumes Der Venuswagen (The Chariot of Venus), which straddled the areas of […]

Sex and Nature salon: Why are we obsessed with gay penguins?

The first event tackles the very important question 'Why are we all obsessed with gay penguins?'. Featuring a mixture of interactive games and discussion the event also features talks from Dr Ina Linge (University of Exeter), Florence Schechter (Science Comedian and Director of the Vagina Museum) and Ross Brooks PhD researcher and historian (Oxford Brookes) […]

Sex and Nature salon: Happy Endlings

The second Sex and Nature Salon focuses on the theme of 'extinction' and features talks from multi-disciplinary artist Maria Lux and Dr Sarah Bezan, post-doctorial researcher in Perceptions of Biodiversity Change at the University of York as well as performances from stand-up comedian Andrew O'Neill and a special appearance from Lonesome George the Tortoise (who […]

Sex and Nature salon: What’s the deal with gay frogs?

On Wednesday 10th February, Siân and Ina host the third and final Sex and Nature Salon of their Creative Fellowship. The line-up features a talk from Dr Hannah Boast (specialist on ‘Ecofeminism to Alt-Right: Gay Frogs, Xenoestrogens and Contemporary Environmental Culture) and performances from the award-winning Dragprov Revue and comedian Thom Tuck (disguised as Senator […]

The International Institute for Cultural Enquiry: “Queering the Humanities” Seminar

The International Institute for Cultural Enquiry (IICE) is delighted to host this seminar on “Queering the Humanities”, as part of our aim to explore methodologies and theoretical insights which challenge research across the humanities and elsewhere. Programme: Introductions by Rob Gleave (Director of IICE) Ina Linge: “queering public engagement: the sex and nature salon” Sabiha […]

Nature and Morality: (Non)Human Sexuality in Science and Literature

3-day workshop to be held at the ACLA (via zoom) Recent work in the history and philosophy of science has focused on the moral authority of nature (Against Nature, Lorraine Daston, 2019; The Moral Authority of Nature, eds. Loraine Daston & Fernando Vidal, 2003), while feminist and queer studies have explored the relationship between sex(uality) […]

Exchange Symposium presents: the Sex and Nature salon

Presenters: Siân Docksey, stand-up comedian, writer, and Arts and Culture Creative Fellow 2020-21 Dr Ina Linge, Lecturer in German in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and Affiliate of the Centre for Medical History, and Co-director of the Sexual Knowledge Unit, University of Exeter The Sex and Nature Salon is an online event format […]