Women, Gender, and Sexuality

A research cluster which explores society's construction of gender across historical periods and global geographies.

Women gender and society research group

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

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The Women, Gender, and Sexuality cluster applies comparative and transnational methods and approaches to historical constructions of gender as they were shaped by the experiences of both women and men.

We research family, kinship and population and encompasses scholarship from the perspectives of gender, sexuality, race, class and culture. Women, Gender and Sexuality has particular interests in Britain and America, the broader problem of the legal construction of gender, and the history of masculinity.

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Dr Martínez joins the School of History as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow,…

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Sophie Turbutt and Rachel Bogush present a paper entitled: 'Between the Pages: Serialised Romance Fiction and the Model Woman in Interwar Britain and Spain'.

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Dr Kit Heyam presents a seminar entitled: 'Gendering the Royal Armouries: Collaboration and Queer Community Engagement'

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Dr Katie Carpenter presents an interactive seminar entitled 'The Searchlight: A Public Engagement Project on Girls in the History of Science'

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