History of Sexuality Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research

Founded in 2014, and sponsored by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, the History of Sexuality Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research is the first provision of its kind in the UK that supports discussions of histories of sexuality across theme, period and region.

I am a founding co-convenor of the successful History of Sexuality seminar, which meets regularly at the Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, London. The seminar explores historical perspectives on themes as varied as sexual reform and identity-based movements, sexuality and urban space, medical and criminological discourses on sexuality and representations of sexuality. It also explores the historiography of the field, along with those varied methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of the sexual past that have shaped the history of sexuality as a sub-discipline. Finally, the seminar provides a forum for an exploration of the intersections between the history of sexuality and other related academic practices – including those of gender, feminism, psychoanalysis, and the study of the emotions.


More information and updates on future papers to be given at the seminar is available on our Facebook page and twitter @IHR_Sexuality.

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January 2014

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