CGIS Workshop on Histories of Heterosexuality

This workshop will take the form of an open-ended discussion about the place of heterosexuality in the history of sexuality. Is there a history of sexuality? What is the current state of the field, and where do we think it is going?

Anna Dobrowolska (Oxford), who works on the history of sexuality in state socialist Poland, and Emily Rutherford (Oxford), who works on gender and sexuality in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain, will each speak briefly about how they see heterosexuality fitting into their own work. We will then open up the conversation for Q&A and more general discussion.

If participants have the time, we encourage you to take a look at two recent articles (attached) which might help to frame our conversation:

H. Charnock, 'Teenage girls, female friendship and the making of the sexual revolution in England, 1950-1980', The Historical Journal 63:4 (2020): 1032-1053. doi:10.1017/S0018246X19000396

K. Lišková, 'Sex under socialism: From emancipation of women to normalized families in Czechoslovakia', Sexualities 19:1-2 (2016): 211-235. doi:10.1177/1363460715614246



Thursday 19th November


Online via Microsoft Teams - email for the link


All welcome


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