NOTCHES caught up with historian Rictor Norton to discuss his views on interpreting historical homosexuality and the future of LGBTQ studies.
Tag: early modern sexuality
How an Enlightenment philosopher understood the love between his mistress and her sister
Early modern wonder books included stories of people who changed sex as a surprising natural phenomenon.
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.
Same-sex couples in the early modern period claimed marriage in their own particular ways.
Women’s confessions and paternity suits reveal a host of information about the sexual lives of early Americans.
Dabhoiwala traces the transformation of western approaches to sexuality during the Enlightenment.