Recent Discussions

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of the Journal of West African History

Founding Editor-in-chief: Nwando Achebe
Associate Editors: Hilary Jones and John Thabiti Willis
Book Review Editor: Harry Odamtten

Volume I, ISSUE I, NOW AVAILABLE!
http://msupress.org/journals/issue/?id=50-21D-5EA

PhD Scholarships: IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience

Please see below details about PhD scholarships associated with Sarah Ferber, Nicola Marks and Vera Mackie's ARC Discovery Project on IVF and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Global Experience. The scholarships are for study at the University of Wollongong in Eastern Australia. Please contact me for further information at <vera@uow.edu.au>. Vera Mackie University of Wollongong <vera@uow.edu.au>

Costume Society of America symposium in Worcester, MA: April 11, 2015

On April 11, 2015, a joint symposium organized by the Costume Society of America’s Northeast Region and the American Antiquarian Society will be held at the AAS library in Worcester, MA. This symposium will introduce CSA members to the rich resources for 18th and 19th-century costume research at AAS, while also introducing academic historians interested in costume topics to the organization and resources of the CSA.

Speakers will include Lynne Zacek Bassett, Hannah Carlson, Rebecca Fifield, Madelyn Shaw, Marla Miller, Kiki Smith, and Nan Wolverton.

Registration now open: Biological Discourses – The Language of Science and Literature around 1900

Registration now open: 

Biological Discourses

The Language of Science and Literature around 1900

A postgraduate-led conference at St John’s College Cambridge | 10-11 April 2015

Please see the link (http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/german/postgraduates/conferences ) for registration, programme and further details.

CFP: INSEP2015 – Violence, Representations and Sexuality

CFP - INSEP2015 - Violence, Representations and Sexuality

Fifth International Conference of the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics - INSEP

13th - 15th July, 2015, Ghent University, Belgium

Hosted by CEVI –

Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry

Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, 9000

Ghent – Belgium

http://www.insep.ugent.be/insep2015/

New book traces 'origins of gay normality'

Historians of sexuality may be interested in my new book Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism, since Part 1 in particular develops the concept of 'same-sex formations' to explore the persistence of transgender in same-sex relationships, the centrality of 'inversion' to 19th-century conceptions of homosexuality, and the connection between Fordism and lesbian/gay identity.

Colloquy: Gender and Sexualities in Modern Italy (London)

EVENT: GENDER AND SEXUALITIES IN MODERN ITALY

Lucy Riall in conversation with Paul Ginsborg and Chiara Beccalossi

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6pm
Venue: Italian Cultural Institute (London)

'Gender and Sexualities in Modern Italy' is a ground-breaking event. We will reflect upon gender relations in Italy, and on questions of Italian sexuality and the family, and also discuss some of the reasons why historians of Italy have been latecomers to these dynamic fields of inquiry.

Web Resource: Case history of Edna Thomas ("Mary Jones")

OutHistory.org presents the 1937 sexual/affectional case history of “Mary Jones,” who scholars have identified as the African American actress Edna Thomas. For her time Thomas was amazingly positive about her lesbian experience. Evocative photos of Thomas are included.

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