Event: Desiring statues: statuary, sexuality, history

26th – 27th April 2012
Supported by the Wellcome Trust, at the Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to investigate how statuary intersects with questions of sexuality, and temporality, specifically history. It explores the numerous different ways in which statues – as historical and/or imagined artefacts – allow us to think about the past and its relation to sex, gender and sexuality.

The conference brings together contributors from a variety of disciplines, including history, gender and sexuality studies, literary and cultural studies, art history, classics, archaeology and philosophy.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Stefano-Maria Evangelista (University of Oxford)
Dr Ian Jenkins (British Museum)

Conference programme may be downloaded here. Online registration for the conference is now open. Y

Or if you’d rather not register online, just download a booking form.

Alternatively, you can download the booking form at:

Either way, please register by 1st March: otherwise, a late registration fee will be charged.

For further information, contact the conference organiser, Jana Funke.


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