History of Sexuality

Introducing Notches’ New Assistant Editors

Notches’ Assistant Editor program recognizes and mentors promising graduate students who have an interest in digital humanities and public history and who are conducting cutting edge research on the history of sexuality. We are pleased to introduce our two Assistant Editors for 2015-2016, Agnes Arnold-Forster and Devin McGeehan Muchmore. Agnes Arnold-Forster is a PhD candidate at King’s […]

Ageing and the history of sexuality

Ben Mechen Reading Lynne Segal’s recent book on growing old, Out of time: the pleasures and the perils of ageing (2013), has got me thinking about the place (or possibly absence) of old age, as an analytic category, in both my own research and the history of sexuality more generally. […]

Edward Bliss Foote and Alternatives to Monogamy

Elisabeth Brander While the quintessential nineteenth-century marriage was monogamous, the 1800s witnessed challenges to the idea that one man and one woman was the ideal marital configuration.  One critic of monogamous marriage was Edward Bliss Foote, a nineteenth-century physician known today for his efforts to promote contraception. NOTCHES: (re)marks on the […]