HIST 226: Sex in Modern Europe

This course takes a historical approach to the study of one of the most basic human practices: sex. We will focus on the history of sex and gender (the social organization of sexual difference) in modern Europe.  We will trace how particular sexual behaviors have been practiced and/or prohibited, the ways that medical, moral, and political authorities attempted to discipline sexuality, and the ways that gender affected political, social, and economic processes across the continent. [GM1, GM2, H, SS, V] Prof. Sanborn