For our followers in the Florence area, this Thursday, February 23 at 6pm come to Villa I Tatti (Via di Vincigliata 26) for Professor Katharine Park’s seminar “Translating Sex: The Long History of the ‘One-Sex’ Body”! Click here for further details.
The contention that before the late eighteenth century learned opinion held that there was only one sex, famously proposed by Thomas Laqueur in Making Sex (1990), has achieved near-canonical status in the eyes of many historians and literary scholars. In this seminar, Park will argue that this “one-sex” body was never hegemonic in Latin Europe and will propose an alternative narrative to describe evolving ideas of sex difference among European natural philosophers and medical men.
Further details can be found here.