Sexualities in many colours and languages: LGBT+ histories across time and space

February 27, 2018 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
P/L/005, Physics/Electronics Building, University of York, York YO10 5DD
York YO10 5DD
University of York

This talk will offer an introduction and some insights into the fascinating variety of sexual relationships, sexual practices, and sexual identifications which we find when we study human history. It will look at societies in different parts of the world and at different times in the past in order to show how sexual diversity has been a persistent part of human experience, while taking quite different forms in different times and places. Far from being confined to simple alternatives like “straight” versus “gay”, or “normal” versus “alternative”, humans have understood, practised, and imagined sexual possibilities in richly complex and shifting ways. By discussing particular examples the talk will provide an opportunity to consider and discuss some key aspects of the history of human sexualities.

Organised by: The University of York
Tickets: Free but must register at
More information: Chris Brunt ( |
Accessibility: Wheelchair access