School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Histories of Gender and Sexuality seminars

The Histories of Gender and Sexuality seminar series runs regularly throughout the academic year. Seminars are open to all.

Time and location

Unless stated otherwise, the seminars take place at 4.00 pm in the stated venue. Precirculated papers will be circulated to the HGS email list. To be added to the list please contact  Our seminars take the form of shorter papers followed by discussion, 'virtual archive' sessions, which introduce sources and related research questions followed by discussion and conversational interviews.

Semester 1, 2022/23

Date Speaker Topic Venue
Wed 12 Oct

Dr Kate Gibson (University of Manchester)


'Fostering and Adoption in Eighteenth-Century Britain'

Joint seminar with Economic and Social History Research Group

MST G.16 Seminar Room
Wed 26 Oct

PhD Short Papers

Tudor Stefanescu (Tor Vergata University of Rome)

Hannah Weaver (University of Edinburgh)


'Testimonies of women in marriage litigations in the XV century'

'Masculinity and Misbehaviour: A Study of the Edinburgh City Guard in the Late Eighteenth Century'

MST G.14 Seminar Room
Tue 22 Nov

Dr Mobeen Hussain (Trinity College Dublin)

'Self-fashioning bodies, performing fairness: Tracing in the materiality of skin-lightening across Colonial India'

Joint seminar with the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

Meadows Lecture Theatre, G.07
Wed 30 Nov Dr Catriona Kennedy (University of York)

'“Your servants that were your servants”: Irish domestic servants, radicalism and rebellion in the 1790s'

Joint with the Modern Irish History Research Seminars

MST G.14 Seminar Room
Wed 07 Dec Maria Helena Machado (University of São Paulo) 'An Enslaved Mother and Her Sons: Slavery and Death in Late Nineteenth Century Brazil' MST G.10 Seminar Room 

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, and Hannah Weaver

Dr Zubin Mistry (BA, MA, PhD)

Lecturer; Early Medieval European History

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

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Dr Sarah Goldsmith

Chancellor’s Fellow; The history of masculinity, gender and the body

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

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