The University of Manchester

The Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture


The Sexuality Summer School


Historicising Sexuality: a Conversation

A roundtable celebrating Prof. Laura Doan’s work at the University of Manchester


12 May 2022

Graduate School Lecture Theatre, C1.18, Ellen Wilkinson Building. 



Followed by a drinks reception in the atrium

This one-day symposium celebrates Prof. Laura’s Doan’s distinguished career and looks forward to her next book, Bees and Birds: an Unnatural History of Sexuality, which will be published by Chicago University Press. The symposium will mark Laura’s research contribution to the field of gender and sexuality studies and her teaching in the Department of English, American Studies and Creative Writing.

The symposium will run from 2-5pm on Thursday 12 May 2022 in our Graduate School, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

The roundtable will consist of Prof. Laura Doan, Prof. Jackie Stacey (The University of Manchester), Prof. Matt Houlbrook (The University of Birmingham), Dr. Emily Rutherford (Merton College, Oxford), Prof. David Alderson (The University of Manchester) and Dr. Ben Nichols (The University of Manchester).

The event is organised by Prof. Janet Wolff and Prof. Daniela Caselli.