When does sex become a political weapon?
The Eleventh European Social Science History conference (ESSHC) takes place from March 30 to April 2, 2016, in Valencia, Spain. This year’s conference includes a number of exciting panels and events devoted to exploring the history of gender and sexuality across time and space, which we have listed for our readers […]
Boyd Brogan If you’re looking for evidence about bodies in history, it doesn’t get harder than skeletons. Opening this three-day conference at the University of Cambridge on the historical relationship between sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and fertility, bioarchaeologist Charlotte Roberts argued that it is human remains, not documents, that constitute the primary record […]
The Rejected was a groundbreaking representation of gays in the American media.
Francis obscured both the colonial Christian and queer sexual contexts of the executions.
As Movember passes into Decembeard, Notches is showcasing some of our great publications that reflect upon the significance of sex, sexuality, and the bearded face. Taken together, these four posts illuminate the powerful meanings associated with facial hair, its employment in policing gender and sexuality, and how it fits into broader national and political questions that […]
Janet Golden Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) was a pediatrician and a political activist who published the bestselling book, Baby and Child Care, in 1946. In it, Spock encouraged mothers to trust their own judgment and to eschew overly strict parenting strategies. By the mid-1960s, Baby and Child Care was the top […]