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 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 hca-hgsr@ed.ac.uk  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 2, 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic
Wed 9 Mar

Dr Ben Griffin (University of Cambridge)

'Interview on the history of masculinity and "Hegemonic masculinity as a historical problem"'
Wed 23 Mar

Urvi Khaitan (University of Oxford)

 

'"These are not ordinary women": Empire, famine, and labour in Second World War India' 

Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square

Joint with Economic and Social History Research Group

Wed 6 Apr

Dr Sarah Goldsmith (University of Edinburgh) and Gill MacGregor (V&A)

‘Can’t walk, can’t talk and has no face to speak of’: Visualising nineteenth-century tailoring methods and absent historical bodies

Room LG 08, 40 George Square

Joint with Economic and Social History Research Group

Semester 1, 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic
Wednesday 29 Sep

Dr Ula Klein, Western University

Conversation about her recent publication: Ula L. Klein, Sapphic Crossings: Cross-Dressing Women in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (University of Virginia Press, 2020)

Wednesday 13 Oct Ayse Polat, University of Cambridge

TBC

Wednesday 27 Oct Professor Sharon Strocchia, Emory University

Paper: ‘Picturing the Pox in Italian Popular Prints, 1550-1650’

Wednesday 10 Nov Professor Karen Harvey, University of Birmingham Virtual Archive: 'Studying Embodiment using Eighteenth-Century Letters' 

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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