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, 2023/24

Date Speaker Topic Venue
Wed 4 Oct Professor Julie Hardwick (University of Texas at Austin) “A lump of flesh, fish guts, an alleged fetus, a fetus or a baby? The histories of fetal remains and women’s reproductive health in eighteenth-century France”  G.16 Seminar Room, Old Medical School, Doorway 4
Tues 7 Nov

Dr Jacob Bloomfield (Konstanz University) 

Roundtable & Book Launch:

'Drag: A British History'

Panel members: Dr Jacob Bloomfield, Professor Louise Jackon, Dr Christian Illbury, Dr Rochelle Rowe & Dr Kate Davison (chair)

Joint event with Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History & Lighthouse Books

4-6pm, Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School

**Drinks reception to follow**

Wed 29 Nov

Dr Onni Gust (University of Nottingham) 

Interview on transgender history and British imperial expansion in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries 

Joint event with Women’s History Scotland.

Please note this event will take place online. An Eventbrite link will appear here.  

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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