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CFP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

What roles do sex and sexuality play in Central and Eastern European history? What effect did the region’s tumultuous history have on sexual identities, desires, and practices? How do Central and Eastern European conceptions and practices of sexuality differ from “Western” mythologies of its sexualities?

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


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


Panel Description:


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