Thomas Laqueur, Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, is to give a talk at the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick on 9 June. Professor Laqueur is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking book Making Sex, in which he describes the medical discovery or invention of sex difference. His recent publication, Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation, has been praised by Stephen Greenblatt as ‘brilliant’ and ‘courageous’. Whilst at Warwick Professor Laqueur will lecture on ‘Medicine and Masturbation in Historical Perspective.’ The event is to commemorate the launch of ‘Cultures and Practices of Health’, a programme of research activity to be undertaken by the Centre for the History of Medicine and funded by a generous award from the Wellcome Trust. This event is free and open to the public, however places must be booked in advance. To book your place, send an e-mail to Molly Rogers, Administrator for the Centre for the History of Medicine ([email protected]).
More information can be found on the Centre for the History of Medicine website (www.warwick.ac.uk/go/chm).
Molly Rogers Administrator Centre for the History of Medicine University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL Direct Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 2601