Sites of General Interest: Resources
SexBiblio: Bibliography of the History of Western Sexuality, 1700-1945
A bibliographic data base containing about 16,600 titles of the non-belletristic primary
and secondary literature of the history of sexuality in Europe and Northern America from 1700 to 1945. Also includes important
titles in sexual history of antiquity and the middle ages, as well as contemporary times, and titles on non-Western societies.
The History of Rape : A Bibliography
The International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS)
to provide a forum for expanding and developing sexuality as a legitimate area of scholarship.
The Magnus Hirschfeld Gesellschaft, Berlin
and now has an online exhibition about the Berlin Institute for Sexual Science, 1919-1933
The Freud Museum
Magnus Hirschfeld Archive at Humboldt University: formerly the Archive for Sexology, Berlin
In English and Spanish: includes a chronology
of sex research, full text of Vern Bullough's Science in the Bedroom, papers on historical aspects of sexology, and many original
historical documents about the German-Jewish pioneers of sexology. Also a freely available online course, other courses, two
full-text sexological encyclopedias and a critical dictionary of sexology. Plus a world-wide directory of sexological institutions,
organizations, resource centers, training programs, and scientific journals.
History of Love and Marriage
Historical Institute, Leiden
Scissors and Paste Bibliographies
A site on authors and publishers (and library holdings) of erotic literature by Patrick
J. Kearney, author of The Private Case (1981), on the erotica collection of the British Library
Center for Gender Studies
University of Chicago
Museum of Sex, New York.
Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality:
variety of resources for teaching and research, CFP and publishing opportunities, information
about annual article prize, and the online version of annual newsletter, how to join mail-list.
gender Inn, the Women's and Gender Studies Database on the Internet
A searchable database providing access to over 7,500 records pertaining to feminist theory,
feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on English and American literature
Online with Project Gutenberg
Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology
of Sex, Vols 1-6
Sigmund Freud, Three Contributions to
the Theory of Sex
International Otto Gross Society
'The Otto Gross phenomenon symbolizes the search for a better society, for the dissolution
of repressive relationships between the sexes, for utopias in times that lack strong concepts and meaning.'
History of Circumcision
Critical issues in Sex and Sexuality project
'a London-based, interdisciplinary seminar series for psychologists, psychoanalysts, medical
doctors, literary and cultural studies scholars, philosophers, artists, lawyers and historians with a critical interest in
the construction and management of gender and sexuality in the medical, discursive and cultural spheres'
Sites of General Interest: Research Centers
Strathclyde Centre in Gender Studies
Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
National Sexuality Research Center, San Francisco State University
AHRB Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality
A partnership between the Universities of Kent, Keele and Westminster.
Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society
University of Wales
Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture
University of Manchester
The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men
at Hobart and William
Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies
Annual Summer Institute on Sexuality, Society and Culture
for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam
Critical Issues in Sex and Sexuality
Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS), University of Leeds
Annual National Sexuality Resource Center Summer Institute, San Francisco
Institute for Gender Studies
Nijmegen, the Netherlands
The Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, Toronto
Journals / Publishers
In several cases these links go to the home page of
the publisher rather than directly to the page for the journal in question
'Mundane Sex' issue (Vol 3 no 1) of Journal of Mundane Behavior, 'a blind peer-reviewed scholarly and publicly-oriented
journal devoted to the study of the "unmarked" -- those aspects of our everyday lives that typically go unnoticed by us, both
as academics and as everyday individuals'
Journal of the History of Sexuality
Sexualities: studies in culture and society
founded in 1998, with a 'broad, interdisciplinary perspective'.
Journal of Family History
Continuity and Change
Population and demographic history
Culture, Health and Sexuality
Social History of Medicine
Articles, reviews, and information on source materials, including quite a bit on matters
relating to sexual and reproductive health (birth control, abortion, STDs, etc) as well as questions of gender in health care.
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
'Growing out of the traditions of feminist scholarship, postclassical and postmodern psychoanalytic
theory, developmental research, and cultural studies, Studies in Gender and Sexuality provides a forum for examining gender
and sexuality that is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary.'
Gender and History
The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality
produced by the
Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco
Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC (online)
gender forum: an internet platform for gender and women's studies (online)
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
'a peer-reviewed, online journal committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship
on gender studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture'
Manchester University Press
Has a good history list with a strong interest in sex and gender issues, and published Franz
Eder, Lesley Hall, and Gert Hekma's Sexual Cultures in Europe: National Histories and Themes in Sexuality [details]
Continuum International (formerly Cassell Academic)
Strong gender/gender studies list, good coverage of lesbian/gay issues.
publishes Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Lesbian Studies and Journal of Bisexuality
as well as books in these areas, also journals and books on Human Sexuality, Marriage and the Family, Women and Feminist Studies
(though mostly from a contemporary social science/social policy perspective)
The Gay Review
'Founded in 1990, TGR is a quarterly of essential homophilics'
Transformations: online journal of region, culture
Issue No. 8 (July 2004) - Regions of Sexuality
Romanticism on the Net:
Issues 36-37 (November 2004-February 2005): Special Guest-Edited Issue 'Queer Romanticisms'.
InterAlia : new international electronic journal of queer studies published in Poland
and peer-edited by scholars based in Poland, Germany,
and the U.S.
Lesbian /Gay /Transgender / Queer
The Edward Carpenter Archive
includes online texts of My Days and Dreams, Intermediate Types Among Primitive Folk, The
Intermediate Sex and Iolaus: an anthology of friendship, as well as biographical and bibliographic information, and material
on his music (a neglected aspect of this poly-facetted figure)
and now includes Carpenter's unpublished biography of his
partner, George Merrill
The Hall-Carpenter Archives,
which now has a Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive
ONE Institute and Archives: The International Gay and Lesbian Heritage/Research
Gay and Lesbian Studies at the University of Amsterdam
The Knitting Circle
Resources on lesbian and gay issues with special emphasis on higher education. Includes
art, biography, film, government, history, law, literature, music, poetry, psychology, science, sociology, sports, and other
related topics. Incorporates the Rowse History Centre.
'an introduction to the stories and the people of modern gay history (1700-1973). The site
is an ongoing project and most articles about gay male history from 1700-1900 have been completed.'
Essays on Gay History and Literature; The John Addington Symonds Pages
Two useful sites put up by Rictor Norton
E-Directory of GLBT Scholars
The E-Directory helps lesbigay and transgendered scholars connect regarding on-going manuscripts,
conferences, and other scholarly projects. The full Directory is available to all who agree to be listed, and only to them.
This is not a discussion list but rather, a resource list. The above link goes to its webpage.
Celebration 2000: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs
Early proponent of the view that homosexuality was neither sinful nor a crime.
The Lesbian and Gay Studies Project
of the Center for Gender Studies of the University
Breaking the ice - lesbian and gay studies in Sweden
by Jens Rydstrom
The Androphile Site
The World History of Male Love
An Electronic Journal for the Exchange of Information on Current Research, Publications
and Productions concerning Oscar Wilde and his Circle
The Oscar Wilde Literary Trust
Promotes 'knowledge, appreciation and study of Oscar Wilde's life, personality and works
by holding occasional public events'
Giovanni Dall'Orto's website (in Italian) on gay history and culture
'the best online resources integrated with the best visual and textual resources in Queer
Culture, Queer Theory, Queer Studies, Gender Studies and related fields'
The Old Dyke
A useful personal website on lesbians in history
Queer Studies in Poland
We Raise our Voices: Gay and Lesbian Pride and Politics in Boston
Online exhibition from the social justice collections at Northeastern University
'Outing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer American History'
Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale
Current exhibition, 'The Pink and the Blue: Lesbian and Gay Life at Yale and in Connecticut, 1642-2004'
Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), New York
'university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of
historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and communities.
Offers conferences and other public programming, awards fellowships.'
International Resource Network
'aims to link up researchers (from both academic and community bases) in areas related to
diverse sexualities and genders.'
Transgender Law and Policy Institute
'dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society.'
Out in the Redwoods
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender History at the University
of California, Santa Cruz, 1965-2003
Daniel Guérin (1904-1988)
'Writer, historian, revolutionary theorist and activist, anticolonialist, syndicalist activist,
campaigner for gay rights'
Bibliography of GLBTQ literature 1800-2004 (Swedish site)
ACT-UP Oral History Project
International Institute of Social History
Research Projects 'Homosexuality in the Netherlands in the 20th century'
Queer studies events at King's College London
'Proud Heritage is the new national agency for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans history,
heritage and lived experience. Our goal is to create a national museum at first online and then as a physical institution,
reflecting the diverse experiences of LGBT people across the country and through time.
Demography, Reproduction, Birth Control, and Eugenics
World Population: A Guide to WWW by Richard Jensen
Links to do with demography, population, reproductive health, etc, mainly
contemporary but some with historical relevance.
Global reproductive health forum
'aims to encourage the proliferation of critical, demographic discussions of reproductive
health, rights and gender on the net'. Includes research library, discussion groups and forums. Predominantly contemporary
in its coverage.
Eugenics Archive: Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement
'can serve as a model for other online
projects on the history and social interpretation of modern science - especially those involving the release of sensitive
American Experience Online Presents The Pill
History of the Pregnancy Test
Planned Museum for Contraception and Abortion, Austria
(site in German)
The Galton Institute, London
Family and Childhood
Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge
formerly the Child Care and Development Group
Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure
The Centre for Research on Family, Kinship and Childhood, Leeds
Established to forge interdisciplinary links with researchers and practitioners from a varied
range of disciplines with a principal focus on family life structure, kinship patterns and the changing nature of childhood.
Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh
An e-mail list for exchange of ideas and resources among teachers and researchers of childhood
and family history in Britain and Europe
H-Child: History of Childhood and Youth
Institute of Psychohistory
'Psychohistory, the science of historical motivation, combines the insights of psychotherapy
with the research methodology of the social sciences to understand the emotional origin of the social and political behavior
of groups and nations, past and present. The center of psychohistorical research around the globe is The Institute for Psychohistory,
which is headquartered in New York City and has 18 branches
in other countries.'
Archives of H-Psychohistory
moderated discussion list now defunct
Syphilis and Aids: lessons from history
Electronic Forums and E-Mail Lists
Gender-Related Electronic Forums
An extremely compendious, annotated and frequently updated site by Joan Korenman
SandS - Socialism and Sexuality Discussion List