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.
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.