Beyond the Law focuses on the multiple ways various groups of individuals in the early nineteenth century understood what sodomy was, and what constituted an ethical response to it.
Tag: queer history
Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender
What can we learn from historic stories of gender non-conformity?
Female Husbands: A Trans History
Long before people identified as transgender or lesbian, there were female husbands and the women who loved them.
Introducing Queer Pasts: A New Digital History Platform
Queer Pasts is a new digital history platform that will present topical exhibits featuring historical essays and primary sources.
Lovers in Leicester: A Twentieth-Century Gay Couple
Jo Somerset reads between the lines to decipher a gay couple’s secret life in Leicester during the twentieth century.
Her Neighbor’s Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire within Marriage
Her Neighbor’s Wife traces the stories of hundreds of women who struggled to balance marriage and same-sex desire in the postwar United States.
Plausible Crime Stories: The Legal History of Sexual Offences in Mandate Palestine
This first study of the legal history of sex offences in Mandate Palestine pioneers a new socio-cultural perspective on evidence: plausibility.