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Agnes Arnold-Forster Agnes Arnold-Forster is a PhD Candidate at King’s College London, researching the history of breast cancer in nineteenth-century Britain & the US. She also works for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and for a small women’s health charity that advocates for sexual & reproductive rights in sub-Saharan Africa. She tweets […]

The Allure of the Castrato

Lisa Smith The typical Valentine’s Day menu highlights aphrodisiac foods, suggesting that it is a day to celebrate lust as much as love. To this end, I offer you an introduction to one of the sex symbols of the eighteenth century: the castrato. Eighteenth-century Europeans had known about eunuchs for […]