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Holding it Straight: Sexual Orientation in the Middle Ages (22 Oct 2013)

UCL Sound on November 05, 2013 16:57

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    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 explores how medieval encounters with sex were shaped by concepts of space and orientation.

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

    You can also watch this lecture on the UCLLHL YouTube channel at:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqG7LoDx2gU

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