Presenting Vesalius’ “penis-vagina” (as many students took to calling it) on the first day of class immediately primed students to dissect early modern social constructions of gender and sexuality.
Archives of Desire
A college humor magazine, Shaft, documents Hugh Hefner’s first forays into commercializing sex.
Female bisexuality generates both particularly intense anger and fetishization that demand greater historical attention.
NYU’s Riot Grrrl Collection is that of a movement that provided a new path for young women’s sexuality
For Victorians, the hand served as an acceptable object of fixation upon which to leer and project meaning and fantasy.
Risqué Edwardian postcards are precursors and the sexualisation of childhood today.
Can an archive offer “proof” that historians often seek out?