Rethinking Sexology: Post-doctoral and doctoral funding opportunities at the University of Exeter

“Rethinking Sexology – The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940” This major five-year Wellcome Trust-funded Joint Investigator Award project (2015-2020), led by Professor Kate Fisher (History) and Jana Funke (English) at the University of Exeter, seeks to reconsider the emergence of the scientific study of human sexuality in the late nineteenth- Read the full article…

‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ reviewed by Sonia Wigh

‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang (Duke University Press, 2016). The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China is a poignant account of the mutable public attitudes towards sexuality in post-Mao China. Through an intense ethnological study, Everett Yuehong Zhang focuses on the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Impotence Epidemic: Men’s Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China’ by Everett Yuehong Zhang (Duke University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Since the 1990s China has seen a dramatic increase in the number of men seeking treatment for impotence. Everett Yuehong Zhang argues in The Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body’ by Luna Dolezal

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body‘ (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) by the Centre’s very own Dr Luna Dolezal. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Body and Shame: Phenomenology, Feminism, and the Socially Shaped Body investigates the concept of body shame Read the full article…

Dialectics of Liberation (A Verso Radical Thinkers Event, London, 15 July 2015)

DIALECTICS OF LIBERATION A contemporary revisiting of the now legendary 1967 Congress, with guest speakers including Selma James and Lynne Segal 15th July, 7pm, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH The Dialectics of Liberation Congress was held at the Roundhouse in July 1967. The now legendary meeting of minds was a unique expression of the politics of modern Read the full article…

“The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940”: a WT Joint Investigator Award

New Generations in Medical Humanities participant Dr Jana Funke (English, University of Exeter) has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Joint Investigator Award. As a New Investigator, Jana will co-direct with Senior Investigator Professor Kate Fisher (History, University of Exeter) a 5-year project on “The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940”. The Read the full article…

Durham Queer Studies Colloquium (Initial Meeting 13 November 2014)

DURHAM QUEER STUDIES COLLOQUIUM As a new initiative for the 2014/15 academic year, we aim to establish The Durham Queer Studies Colloquium – an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of issues pertaining to queer culture, identity and politics in their broad contexts. INITIAL MEETING (general discussion of scope and aims and initial ideas for first Read the full article…

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment (CfP, Seminar Series, Oxford University, Autumn 2014)

Infant Feeding: Nurture and Nourishment Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group Seminars Oxford University Michaelmas/Autumn Term 2014 Infant feeding has become an increasingly important area for research, with public health discourses underscoring declining breastfeeding rates, the dangers of colostrum avoidance early supplementary feeding and commerciogenic malnutrition. This seminar series will bring together ethnographic and historical case Read the full article…

Gender and Transgression in 20th-Century Britain (CfP, Conference, Newcastle, 7 March 2014)

Gender and Transgression in 20th-Century Britain Newcastle University, 7th March 2014 Keynote Address: Jim Byatt (St Andrews) Call for Papers: Chris Jenks finds us to be fascinated and obsessed with transgression. For all that we recognise the distinctions between good and evil or morality and immorality, we are attracted to know more about the desires Read the full article…

Neurogenderings III: The 1st International Dissensus Conference on Brain & Gender (CFP, Conference, Lausanne, 8–10 May 2014)

NEUROGENDERINGS III THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL DISSENSUS CONFERENCE ON BRAIN AND GENDER 8-10 May 2014, University of Lausanne, Switzerland THE NEUROGENDERINGS NETWORK In 2010, the conference NeuroGenderings: Critical Studies of the Sexed Brain  was held in Uppsala (Sweden). It brought together experts from different disciplines to identify theoretical and methodological strategies for social scientists, cultural scientists and Read the full article…