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13:15 - 13:55 22 October 2013

Lunch Hour Lecture: Holding it Straight: Sexual Orientation in the Middle Ages

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Bob Mills, UCL History of Art

Historians tend to be reticent about applying the phrase ‘sexual orientation’ to periods before the nineteenth century, but should we be so quick to dismiss the concept? Focusing on depictions of virgins and sodomites – two seemingly opposing categories – this talk will explore how medieval encounters with sex were shaped by concepts of space and orientation.

Image: Rutland Psalter, c. 1260. London, British Library, Add 62925


Contact

Cath Dean
020 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


Links

click here to watch this lecture live on the day at 1.15pm


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