Welcome

The Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities is dedicated to fostering research and theoretical reflection on the history of sexualities, especially as they intersect with other axes of social difference and inequality.  It promotes inquiry into lesbian, gay, and transgender history and the role of sexuality in the history of the self, culture, nation, and empire.  Based in the Department of History, the Initiative sponsors lectures, workshops, symposia, and collaborative research.

Affiliated faculty teach graduate and undergraduate courses on the history of sexuality, LGBT history, and gender history, and work closely with students writing dissertations in those and allied fields.  They also work with the Yale libraries to develop archival collections.

 

News

January 26, 2023
“Considering Sexuality in the History of Atlantic Slavery” A panel discussion exploring how attention to questions of sex, sexual violence, and intimacy might revise and...
November 2, 2022
Stephen Vider “The Queerness of Home: Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Domesticity after World War II” April 12, 2023 5pm HQ276
April 13, 2022
Emmett Harsin Drager  “Too Much Mother: Transsexual Etiology, Gender Clinics, and the Pathologization of the Racialized Family” Monday, April 18th, at 4pm, via Zoom Register...