Graduate School

Histories of Gender and Sexuality seminars

The Gender History seminar series runs regularly throughout the academic year. Seminars are open to all.


Time and location

Unless stated otherwise the seminars take place online at 4.00 pm. Links to join and precirculated papers will be circulated to the HGS email list. To be added to the list or receive the link for a single event please contact

Semester 2, 2020/21

Date Speaker Topic
Wednesday 27 Jan

Charlotte James (University of Glasgow)

"Women helping women": Women's Aid and the women's refuge movement in Britain as a transnational endeavour, 1971-1996'
Wednesday 10 Feb Patricio Simonetto (University College, London)

'Cotton, makeup and a prosthetic penis: Male and female trans* carnality repertoires in mid 20th century Argentina'

Wednesday 3 Mar Asiya Islam (University of Cambridge)

'"She wears pants and shirts to work": Women workers and body plasticity in service work in contemporary India'

Semester 1, 2020/21

Date Speaker Topic
Wednesday 14 Oct

Kristin Hay (University of Strathclyde)

'A relentless social and Sexual Revolution?' Attitudes towards birth control in "post-pill" Scotland, c. 1968-1974'

Wednesday 28 Oct

Mara Keire (University of Oxford)

'"Shouting Abuse", "Harmless Jolly", and "Promiscuous Flirtation": Consider the contours of sexual harassment in New York City Department Stores, 1910-1915' (precirculated paper)

Wednesday 25 Nov Hannah Young (University of Southampton)

'The absentee duchess: Gender, family and slave-ownership in late eighteenth- and early-nineteenth century Britain'

Wednesday 2 Dec Hatice Yildiz (University of Edinburgh)

'Sleeping at the Factory Gates: Gender, Industrialisation, and Time Regulation in Bombay Cotton Mills, 1870-1890'. 

Co-sponsored with Edinburgh Centre for Global History

Further information

Find out more about the Histories of Gender and Sexuality Research Group.

If you have any questions, please contact the seminar series organisers Zubin MistryDiana Paton, Hatice Yildiz, Hannah Weaver, and Alice Williamson.

Dr Zubin Mistry (BA, MA, PhD)

Lecturer; Early Medieval European History

  • University of Edinburgh
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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Professor Diana Paton (BA, PhD)

William Robertson Professor of History

  • Director, Edinburgh Centre for Global History
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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