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Reviews: announcement

Dear all,

The H-histsex book review editor team is pleased to announce that we have are going to start inviting authors of the books reviewed to respond to the reviewers’ comments.

We will start this with Robin Bauer, Queer BDSM Intimacies: Critical Consent and Pushing Boundaries (2014); Ivan Crozier’s review of this will be published very soon.

Curing sexual deviance: psychotherapy and the pathological criminal

Wednesday 27 May, 17.30-19.00
SAS room 246, South Block, Senate House, London
This paper will explore the medical treatment of sexual offenders in Britain in the early/mid-20th century. How and why did psychotherapy become an alternative or addition to imprisonment for sexual crime? What did doctors believe to be the causes of offences as varied as indecent exposure, homosexual acts between men, and sexual violence?

Open Letter in Support of Historians in Japan (x-h-asia)

Dear Readers:  H-Asia has published this open letter signed by a number of prominent scholars of Japanese history concerning the controversy over "comfort women" during World War II.  You can follow the H-Asia discussion here and are encouraged to offer observations at our network as well.

CfP for the Panel: (En)Gendering Identity: Gender in Culture, Education and Society, Lucca, Italy, 19 – 20 June 2015


For the Panel:

(En)Gendering Identity: Gender in Culture, Education and Society

Panel proposed by Dr. Panayiota Chrysochou, The University of Cyprus

As part of the Third International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’ organized by Euroacademia in Lucca, Italy on 19th and 20th of June 2015

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15th of May 2015


Panel Description:


CFP: Digital Humanities and Teaching the History of Sexuality

[Ed. note: H-Histsex is also keenly interested in this subject; we invite commentary here and would be happy to link to resources like notches that discuss it.]

CFP: Digital Humanities and Teaching the History of Sexuality

How do you teach the history of sexuality in an academic environment that is increasingly defined by digital processes and ways of interacting?