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CfP for the Panel: (En)Gendering Identity: Gender in Culture, Education and Society, Florence, Italy, 22 - 23 June 2017

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

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

The panel is part of the 6th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’

22 – 23 June 2017, Florence, Italy

 

Deadline: 10th of May 2017

 

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Re: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs and the early sexologists

Dear Douglas,

I'm not sure he actually communicated with scientists of his day - I believe he was rather monomaniacal - but he did read their work and used it to his own advantage (much to the displeasure of other then gay activists). He was familiar, for example, with an extensive discussion in entomology about same-sex copulation in cockchafers. I just finished a chapter on this discussion, which includes a few pages on Ulrichs. I can send you a copy if you're interested.

Best wishes,

Pieter R. Adriaens

Re: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs and the early sexologists

Hello Douglas,
 
This is a great subject - Ulrichs was influenced by a number of different scientific disciplines and that influence is apparent in his writings in all kinds of ways. You might be interested in my article "Transforming Sexuality: The Medical Sources of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825-1895) and the Origins of the Theory of Bisexuality," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 67 (2012), 177-216.
 
All the best,
 
Ross

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