University of Northampton, Thursday 18 June 2015
2015 is a significant milestone in the history of masculinity and the body, marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Laqueur’s Making Sex: Gender and the Body from the Greeks to Freud (Harvard University Press, 1990); the 20thanniversary of the publication of Anthony Fletcher’s Gender, Sex and Subordination in England, 1500-1800 (Yale University Press, 1995); and the 10th anniversary of the publication of a special edition of the Journal of British Studies, co-edited by Alexandra Shepard and Karen Harvey, in which the contributors responded to the question ‘what have historians done with masculinity?’ This one-day symposium, sponsored by the Royal Historical Society, will offer opportunities for critical reengagement with this scholarship by considering how men’s bodies shaped gendered identities across four centuries in which major shifts in understandings of the body did much to shape modern ideas and practices of gender.
Start Date: 18 June 2015
End Date: 18 June 2015
Location: University of Northampton