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"Enlightenment Sex(ualities) - Texts, Practices, Species and Spaces"




Workshop initiated by the Research Group: "Globalizing the Enlightenment"

The workshop was designed by the Lichtenberg-Kolleg research group: "Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections" and the research project "Knowledge" of the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen (GSGG).
It reflects our common research interests and diverse disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds. Hence, speakers will interrogate the Enlightenment's interest in and study of sexual notions and practices from different angles. We are interested in tracing shifting narratives with regard to sex, sexuality, and sexual economy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, especially in a global context.
Topics we want to address are:
Radical Sexual Difference, Pornographic Depiction and Intercultural Reflection
Sexuality and Desire between Empires: Encounters, Crossovers, Transgressions
Sexual Morality, Religion and Sacred Texts
Race, Gender and Sexual Difference
Investigating Reproduction: Animals, Nerves and Genitals

If you want to attend please register with Dr. Dominik Hünniger until 1st November 2016


Program:
7th and 8th November 2016

Green Hall, Historic Observatory

7th November 2016
09:00 - 09:30 REGISTRATION / WELCOME GREETINGS OF THE LICHTENBERG-KOLLEG / INTRODUCTION

09:30 - 10:15 AVI LIFSCHITZ, LONDON
From Göttingen to Sri Lanka: Theology and the Transnational Exchange of Knowledge on Elephant Mating

10:15 - 11.00 COFFEE

11:00 - 11:45 DEMETRIUS EUDELL, WESLEYAN/GÖTTINGEN
Christoph Meiners and the Socio-Erotic Theory of Universal History

11:45 - 12:30 NIC MILLER, GÖTTINGEN
From the 'Great Map of Debauchery' to Histories of Sex: Synthesizing Global Sexual Difference during the Enlightenment

12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 - 14:15 KAREN HOLLEWAND, OXFORD
Use the Gift that Nature has given: Ideas on Sexual Liberty in the Studies of Hadriaan Beverland (1650-1716)

14:15 - 15:00 MARA VAN DER LUGT, GÖTTINGEN
Bayle on Sex: Euphemism, Transgression and Obscenity in the Dictionnaire Historique et Critique (1696-1702)

15:00 - 15.30 COFFEE

15:30 - 16:15 DARREN WAGNER, MONTREAL
Hard Evidence: Demonstrating Sexual Economy Using Genital Anatomy

16:15 - 17:00 DOMINIK HÜNNIGER, GÖTTINGEN
"Bees do it" - Understanding Animal Reproduction in 18th Century European Entomology


18:30 DINNER

8th November 2016

09:30 - 10:15 ANDREW WELLS, GÖTTINGEN
Venus Inferred: Race, Reproduction, and the Reception of Maupertuis' Ideas in Great Britain, c.1740-c.1840

10:15 - 11.00 SILVIA SEBASTIANI, PARIS
At Tea with Mme Chimpanzee in 1730s London: "The greatest Curiosity in the known world"

11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE

11:30 - 12:15 SERKAN DELICE, LONDON
The Janissaries and Their Bedfellows: Masculinity and Male Homosexuality in Early Modern Ottoman

12:15 - 13:00 NIDA SAJID, GÖTTINGEN
Trading Lewdness from Murshidabad to London: Gender, Commerce and the Curious Case of Munni Begum

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 - 14:45 INGER LEEMANS, AMSTERDAM
The Economics of Desire. The Interrelation of Sex and Trade around 1700

14:45 - 15:30 BILL BELL, CARDIFF / GÖTTINGEN
Venus in the Stocks: The Humble Representation of the Unspeakable Mr Curll

15:30 - 16.00 COFFEE

16:00 - 17:00 VISIT TO THE ACCOUCHIERHAUS / HISTORIC OBSTETRICS CLINIC - Tour with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schlumbohm (Göttingen)

20:00 DINNER





LiKo_Sexualities

J. P. L. L. Houel, Histoire naturelle des deux éléphans, male et femelle, du Muséum de Paris, Paris 1803
University Library Göttingen (2 ZOOL X, 2775:Taf)

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Lichtenberg-Kolleg
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37083 Göttingen

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