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EVENT: Roma Stories: New Oral History Research

Thursday 14 November 2019                                                     5.15 – 7.15pm Bancroft Building Room 3.24, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS All welcome, no need to book Speakers: Tania Gessi and Ted Sale, Roma Stories Oral History Project Respondents: Graham Smith (Newcastle University), Becky Taylor (University […]

Murder in Cardigan: Sex Work, Social Reputation and Women’s Agency in Eighteenth-Century Wales

Complicated and often conflicted responses to sex workers who become victims of violence is by no means new, and is not limited to police and the courts. If we look at evidence from earlier centuries it is clear that both social and legal responses often had little to do with the legality of sex work, and far more to do with attitudes towards women’s sexual reputations.