The ‘French disease’ erupted in Europe in 1495.
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The American Revolution is impossible to understand without food and sex at its center.
Jennifer Evans The word aphrodisiac conjures images of oysters and chocolate, or perhaps peppers to ‘spice things up’. Nearly everyone knows that these foods have a long history of being considered aphrodisiacs. Yet it is worth devoting a little more attention to how these foods were described in the past […]
Marianna Muravyeva Russian history of sexuality is very problematic. We have yet a lot to discover about same-sex relationships, sexual variations and attitudes to various sexual practices on the Russian pathway to modernity. The little we know suggests that one’s sexual identity was subject to close scrutiny from the community, the […]
Claire Hayward In Room 53 of the British Museum in London sits a small silver goblet that dates from about 15 BC – AD 15. The Warren Cup depicts ‘two male couples making love’. The descriptive panel underneath the cup tells us that one side shows an erastes and an […]
How have perceptions of magic shaped sexuality, love, and reproduction?
The Eleventh European Social Science History conference (ESSHC) takes place from March 30 to April 2, 2016, in Valencia, Spain. This year’s conference includes a number of exciting panels and events devoted to exploring the history of gender and sexuality across time and space, which we have listed for our readers […]