Obscenity is useful as a tool for teaching about sex and consent in the Middle Ages, and today.
Teaching the Early Modern “Penis-Vagina”
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.
Queer Terminology: LGBTQ Histories and the Semantics of Sexuality
How do we find, describe and contextualise histories of same-sex love and gender identity?
“Arresting Dress”: A Student Interview with Clare Sears
Clare Sears’ Arresting Dress examines the effects of San Francisco’s 1863 cross-dressing ordinance.
Teaching with Tumblr: Building a Digital Archive of Gender, Race & Empire
I am interested in the potential of digital media as a way to engage students.
Digital Witnesses: The Parker-Hulme Murder Case and the Teaching of Crime and Sexual Deviance
The Parker-Hulme murder gripped the town of Christchurch, New Zealand in the summer of 1954.
Interracialintimacies.org: An Online Interactive Archives and Teaching Tool
Mavis’ family photo album opened a door on a life of interracial intimacy.