The Centre for the History of European Discourses was incorporated in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities in August 2015.

The information in this website is therefore out of date but retained for archival and staff purposes.

Friday, 5th August
9:00 Welcome and official opening
9:30 Carolyn Dean, "Tolerance, Discipline, and Challenges of Writing the History of Sexuality"
10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Jonathan Marshall, "Keeping the Bacchae at Bay: Hysterical Performativity and the Salpêtrière School of Dr Jean-Martin Charcot, 1872-1893"
Elizabeth Stephens, "Anatomies of Desire: Sexual Pathology Exhibits in 19th Century Medical Museums"
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Christopher Forth, A Diet of Pleasures? Sexology, Health Reform, and Embodied Identity at the Fin-de-Siècle
Alison Moore, "Money, Anality and Bourgeois Civilisation: Freud and the Excretory Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Europe"
3:30 Afternoon tea
4:00 J. Edgar Bauer, "Intersexual Variabilities and Phallic Restorations: on Otto Weininger's and Sigmund Freud's Reception of Magnus Hirschfeld's Zwischenstufenlehre"
Gabrielle Houbre, "Les Bâtards d'Hermès et d'Aphrodite: singularités du sexe et curiosité médicale dans la France fin de siècle"

Saturday 6 August

9:30 Gert Hekma, "Jacob Israel de Haan: Sexology, Poetry, Politics"
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 Máire Cross, "Between Sexual Conservatism and Political Subversion. Contrasting Images of would-be Emancipators in fin de siècle France"
Ofer Nur, "The Kibbutz Movement and the Model of the Männerbund"
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Peter Cryle, "The Aesthetics of the Spasm"
Michael Wilson, "The Freemasonry of Pederasts: Male Same-Sex Sexuality in French Print Culture, 1880-1914"
3:30 Afternoon tea
4:00 Heike Bauer,"The Measurement of Civilisation: Sexology and African Female Sexual Practice at the Fin de Siècle".

Sunday 7 August

9:00 Martha Vicinus, "The Aunt-and-Niece Poets, Michael Field, and Their Friendship with the Art Connoisseur Bernard Berenson"
10:00 Morning tea
10:30 Virginia Blain, "One Night Stanzas: Olive Custance, Natalie Barney and the Ethics of Pleasure"
Barbara Caine, "Bloomsbury Anticipations: Jane Strachey, Dorothy Bussy and the Story of Olivia"
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Ron Frey, "A Short Genealogy of the Sex Drive"
Gary Foster, "A Different Kind of Act"
3:00 Afternoon Tea
3:30 Vernon Rosario, "Sex and Heredity at the Fins-de-Siècles"

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