Jessica Hinchy writes on how colonial officials sought to eliminate and ‘fix’ the gender identity of ‘Hijras’, who are often termed ‘transgender’, and the contemporary resonance of this process.
‘Archives of feeling’ are fundamental to our understanding of intersecting social and intimate lives – past and present.
Homosexuals needed to communicate, they needed to debate and, most important of all, they needed to organize.
In ‘Fallen Women,’ an exhibition held at the Foundling Museum, curators attempted, rather ambitiously, to explore this depiction of fallen women in period art.
‘What is the History of Sexuality?’ at Birkbeck brought together doctoral students from across the world, and was an opportunity for their innovative research to be critiqued and developed through discussion with scholars in the field.
Deborah Cohen’s relentlessly compelling book Family Secrets unravels a complex and tangled history of how privacy, secrecy, and shame colluded and collided in the making of modern British family life
Roundtable discussion by David Vincent
Roundtable discussion by Sarah Igo
Roundtable discussion by Claire Langhamer
Roundtable discussion by Matt Houlbrook