A study of the history and current ministries of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a religiously-unaffiliated, noncelibate order of queer, activist nuns.
Ancient Romans’ transgressive gender performances were reserved only for fiction and fantasy, spirituality and the state.
Homosexual law reform was supported by influential sections of the Church of England.
Olivia Weisser Furtive trysts. Regretful dalliances. Fleeting affairs. Sexual secrets were nothing new in the 1700s, but confessing them to a doctor became surprisingly common in published medical cases of venereal disease. In one instance, a woman consulted a surgeon for a common reproductive ailment known as “the whites.” She […]
The language of xenophobia and nationalism has long been staged on women’s bodies.
How have religious practices, identities, beliefs, institutions and politics shaped the history of sexuality?
It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating one year of Notches! On 6 January 2014, with the support of the Raphael Samuel History Centre, we launched a new blog with the goal of getting folks inside and outside the academy to think critically about histories of sex and sexuality across […]