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4:30 pm

Anne Lister’s Queer and Natural History

February 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University of York

Tuesday 16 February 2021, 4.30pm Speaker(s): Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University, Chicago) What intellectual traditions did the Yorkshire polymath and diarist Anne Lister (1791-1840) draw upon to chart her singular path as a landowner, traveler, and undaunted lover of women? Against the long-standing force of charges that some behaviors (sexual and otherwise) are “unnatural,” Anne Lister grounds […]

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5:00 pm

Beyond the Binary: Scientific Thinking about Sex 1900-1950

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A fascinating LGBT+ History Month talk exploring how the binary definition of sex was challenged by scientists in the early 20th century. About this Event In the last decade, the media in Western countries has increasingly discussed trans people, quite often stigmatising them. At the same time a growing number of young people identify as […]

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