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.



September 28, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, noon, Luce Hall 102 A Sexual and Sentimental Education: Movie-going and Masculine Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Mexico Anne Rubenstein, York University...
September 28, 2017
Upcoming conference: New Histories of Sexology: Genealogies of Race, Sex, Colonialism, April 20-21, 2018. 
August 22, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 5 pm “Run with the Race”: SCLC/ W.O.M.E.N. Inc. and Ambivalent Approaches to HIV/AIDS, 1986-1993 Jennifer D. Jones University of Michigan Thursday,...