Roundtable to launch ‘From Sodomy Laws to Same-Sex Marriage: International Perspectives since 1789’

Roundtable to launch ‘From Sodomy Laws to Same-Sex Marriage: International Perspectives since 1789′

 History of Sexuality Seminar

12 December 2019, 5:15pm – 7:15pm

Dreyfus Room, Birkbeck, University of London, 26-28 Russell Square, London WC1B 5 DQ

Free, no need to book

With Benno Gammerl (Goldsmiths, University of London), Rebecca Jennings (UCL), Daniel Monk (Birkbeck, University of London)

Inspired by recent adoptions of same-sex marriage, ‘From Sodomy Laws to Same-Sex Marriage’ provides international perspectives on the legal and social history of same-sex relationships, from the early 19th century to the present. Join editor Sean Brady and contributors to the volume to discuss some of the issues the book raises about legal and social change in Britain, Australia, and Germany in particular. What historical complexities lie behind the revolutionary shift from punitive attitudes to legal endorsement of same-sex relationships? Given the cultural variety of historical attitudes to same-sex relationships, why has their legal acceptance been so international?

 

 

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