Helen Smith In 2009 when I made the decision to come back to academia and start a PhD, I had it all planned out how it would go. I was freshly inspired by my umpteenth re-read of the brilliant Queer London and was determined to try and do something similar […]
Claire Hayward February 2014 marks the ninth celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month. The first LGBT History Month was launched by Schools OUT in response to the repeal of Section 28, which had prohibited the positive discussion of homosexuality in Local Government institutions, including schools. Since that […]
Trigger Warning: rape and rape culture. The following blog may be a trigger to some people. Gráinne O’Connell A recent department of Law event held at the London School of Economics on October 30th, 2013 has foregrounded the reach, and ethical implications, of public engagement initiatives in the UK Higher […]
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. […]
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.
Jen Baker Records from the Old Bailey proceedings (the Central Criminal Court for England and Wales) indicate that the acknowledgement and subsequent punishment of sexual offences against children are not modern phenomena. Between 1674 and 1913 – when online public records cease – there are at least 570 documented cases, predominantly from the City […]
Julia Laite Ok, so I know that the Sinead/Miley thing is old news, lying (by internet standards) in the distant past of November, 2013. You can feel free to remind yourself of it here. But seeing as one of my major points is about the repetitive nature of debates over […]