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32nd Irish Conference of Historians – 26-28 April, 2018

The 32nd Irish Conference of Historians: ‘Sex, Sexuality and Reproduction: historical perspectives’ takes place at the University College Cork campus, 26-28 April 2018.

It will feature twenty-two panels addressing topics relating to the history of sex, sexuality and reproduction from antiquity to the 1990s.

The four keynote lecturers are Jeffrey Weeks, Sheila Rowbotham, Ruth M. Karras and Michael G. Cronin.

For all inquiries please direct to Donal Ó Drisceoil, School of History at d.odriscoll@ucc.ie  or irishch32@gmail.com.

For more information visit: http://www.historians.ie/

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The 32nd Irish Conference of Historians will take place at University College Cork, 26th to 28th April, 2018.

This year’s overall theme is ‘Sex, Sexuality and Reproduction: historical perspectives’, and papers/panels are invited that address topics relating to the history of sex, sexuality and reproduction, in Ireland and across the world, from antiquity to the 1990s.

Papers/panels that address the historiography of sex, sexuality and reproduction, and the historical/theoretical debates that have enlivened the field are particularly welcome.

Keynote Speakers:

Renowned feminist-socialist historian Sheila Rowbotham, who will be speaking on New Women and Free Love in nineteenth-century Britain and America

The pioneering historian of sexuality, Jeffrey Weeks, who will be speaking about doing sexual history

Leading expert on medieval sexuality, Ruth M. Karras, who will be speaking about male adultery and repentance in the Middle Ages

The author of the acclaimed ‘Impure Thoughts: sexuality, Catholicism and literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland’ (2012), Michael G. Cronin, who will be addressing the theme of his book.