The Simon Fraser University Department of History is pleased to announce the third event in our four-part 2018-2019 Lecture Series, “Sex & Sexuality.”
Join us at the Vancouver Campus on Friday, February 8th, 6:30PM for:
Dr. Katherine Crawford: “Sexuality and Identity in Early Modern History: Towards an Ethic of Toleration in an Age of Incivility”
Friday, February 8th, 6:30pm
SFU Vancouver, Room HC 1400
515 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
The current climate of incivility in public practice and high politics has deep historical roots. Through an examination of the harm-filled history of intolerance toward sexual "others" such as homosexuals, prostitutes, and castrati, this talk offers an awareness of the past as a way to imagine a more ethical and equitable future.
Katherine Crawford is Professor of History, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and History, and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, all at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is interested in the ways that gender informs sexual practice, ideology, and identity, both in normative and non-normative formations. Her books include Perilous Performances: Gender and Regency in Early Modern France (Harvard, 2004), European Sexualities, 1400-1800 (Cambridge, 2007), The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance (Cambridge, 2010), and Eunuchs and Castrati: Disability and Normativity in Early Modern Europe (Routledge, 2019). Her next project will examine formulations of gender and sexual identity in early modern Europe.
This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
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