Find your academic community. If you don’t have one, start one!

By Catherine Phipps The History of the Gendered Body is an interdisciplinary seminar series from the University of Oxford that invites speakers to discuss bodies, gender and sexuality throughout history and the present day. It was born out of one conversation, two and a half years ago. I’d been attending seminars hosted by the “Cultural Histories, Cultural … Continue reading Find your academic community. If you don’t have one, start one!

Gender in Religious Studies: The Experience of a Student

by Jonas Dyck, University of Heidelberg When I was offered to write something about my experiences with “gender” in religious studies, I was surprised by my own reaction to this offer. Not surprising was the mix of excited, joyful and nervous emotions I felt when I thought that strangers could read a text of mine. … Continue reading Gender in Religious Studies: The Experience of a Student

Commentary on: Medical Imagination

Commentary by Lucy Threadgold The article is a piece of new transnational research that brings together histories of colonial legacies in India, gender norms and sexuality, and experiments in psychiatry. This essay is successful in tying these complex topics together to create a cohesive argument and clear writing skills that cover a sizeable time period.  … Continue reading Commentary on: Medical Imagination

Teaching Gender and Religion: Some Reflections from Experience

by Judith Bachmann, University of Heidelberg Last semester, I finally dared to teach “gender and religion” in a course introducing students to the study of religion and intercultural theology. While not the lowest I had ever seen, attendance was quite low, but I was okay with that. I had just overcome a semester teaching a … Continue reading Teaching Gender and Religion: Some Reflections from Experience

Interview Methodology in the History of Sexuality

by Marine Gilis My name is Marine Gilis, I am a PhD student at the University of Angers. I am working on the sexual liberation experience of women's group activists in Brittany and Pays-de-la-Loire (the West of France). The women's groups are part of the dynamic of the Women's Liberation Movement (MLF in French), which … Continue reading Interview Methodology in the History of Sexuality

Do all roads lead to Rome? The nuances of studying gender in Antiquity

By Leandro Wallace  I  Women have been part of history since the beginning. That is as true a statement, as there can be. However, what we would consider the academic recollection of history has had a different approach. In this piece, I will do a quick summary of what has been the development of the … Continue reading Do all roads lead to Rome? The nuances of studying gender in Antiquity