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Who Are You?

I confess: I am @CAConf2015. And yes, I’m afraid I am already married.

As anyone who follows me on Twitter will know, I’ve spent the last few days at the UK Classical Association conference, which we were hosting in Bristol; not just introducing speakers and chairing a few sessions, but also running the official conference Twitter feed. 867 more words


Beyond the Binary: Trans* History in Early America

Notches Dispatches are submissions from our readers that offer critical accounts of conferences, symposia, and workshops in the history of sexuality. This post by Rachel Hope Cleves is the first of a series of…

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History Of Sexuality

Lines of Dissent at London Metropolitan Archives: Finding and Creating LGBTQ Histories

By Claire Hayward

On Saturday 6 December, historians, archivists and activists joined together at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to discuss ‘Lines of Dissent’. The 12th LGBTQ History and Archives Conference at LMA chose queer inheritance as its theme this year, which was run in collaboration with the… 852 more words

History Of Sexuality

Converting Livius.org

In the final weeks of 2013, I started with a project I had wanted to start a long time ago. Written in classical  HTML, the… 413 more words

Ancient History

Historians are gossips who tease the dead

By Julia Laite

I have recently been pondering Voltaire’s much quoted but rarely contextualized observation that ‘historians are gossips who tease the dead’.

It goes to the heart of something that’s been bothering me ever since I dug further into the details of a case of a young woman who had appeared… 626 more words

History Of Sexuality

Parting of the Ways

Unlike certain other historians and classicists, I’m not proposing to offer my ha’penny worth on the Scottish Question, for all that it would probably do temporary wonders for my visitor stats. 759 more words


Theoretical Assessment: The Narrative-Dissertative Method

Over the course of the semester, we have read a number of authors who put forth their individual theories regarding the epistemology of history. Theory, in history, attempts to look at history in a broad sense and attempts to find patterns which will clue the historian into what he or she can know, versus what he or she can only stipulate. 1,852 more words