Sarah Levin-Richardson Pompeii’s brothel is the only verifiable brothel from Greco-Roman antiquity. The Brothel of Pompeii: Sex, Class and Gender at the Margins of Roman Society (Cambridge University Press, 2019) tells its story. Taking readers on a tour of all of the purpose-built structure’s evidence, including the rarely seen upper floor, […]
Catherine Fletcher The Beauty and the Terror: An Alternative History of the Italian Renaissance (Bodley Head, 2020) is a new history of a familiar era. Focusing on the years 1492-1571, it covers topics including developments in art and literature, the early years of European colonialism, the Italian Wars of 1494-1559, and the […]
New Zealand’s teenagers embraced romantic and sexual possibilities, and their lives tell of wider social attitudes to morality and respectability
Durba Mitra Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought is an account of how ideas of deviant female sexuality, often named as the “prostitute,” became foundational to modern social thought in colonial India. NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality is licensed under a Creative Commons […]
Although domestic backlash against transnational rights norms would seem to preclude strong LGBT activism in Eastern Europe, Conor O’Dwyer argues that this backlash has been a primary catalyst for organizational development in the region’s most robust LGBT movements.
Public City/Public Sex explores how women who sold sex and men who sought sex with other men shaped the emergence of modern Paris.
Generational change in the imagination of sexuality caused an unprecedented shift in public opinion about same-sex marriage in the U.S.