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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Poster from women's aid archive

Master's students in History have worked with archivists in the University of…

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

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Tune in to BBC Sounds to hear Dr Sara Barker and other invited guests discuss…

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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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Field Marshal Lord John French inspects the Glasgow Battalion, Women's Volunteer Reserve, ca. 1915.

The School of History invites you to join us for Professor Meyer's inaugural lecture, entitled 'No(Wo)man's Land: Writing history at the intersections of gender and First World War Studies'.

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