Stephen Brogan Rictor Norton is the renowned historian of early modern and nineteenth-century homosexuality, best known for his book Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830 (1992). His website is a treasure trove of primary sources and essays, including his online-only source book Homosexuality in Eighteenth-Century England. NOTCHES caught up […]
Queer History and the Holocaust
Queer experiences of the Holocaust have been marginalised, ignored and denied.
Sexual Revolution: Event or Process?
The most important dimension of the sexual revolution of the ’60s and ’70s was the increased freedom of sexual speech.
Queer Fascism and the End of Gay History
Now that the Right is in power in the United States, people are remembering the first openly gay politician, that is, the top Nazi Ernst Röhm.
The History of Sexuality has a Jewish Problem
I had the pleasure of being a respondent at a conference in honor of Heather White and Anthony Petro’s path breaking publications Reforming Sodom and After the Wrath of God.
The Boswell Legacy: Revisiting John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality
Three historians explore the legacy of John Boswell’s landmark text.
Linked in Orgasm? Revisiting John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality
Robert Mills reflects on the impact of Boswell’s work on his own gay and scholarly identities.