Hst. 4120: History of Sexuality
Topics List for Poster Board Presentation
These topics are derived from our respective areas of historical specialty.
Catherine the Great’s of Russia’s Sexuality: Perception of and Reality
Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Contact Indigenous Societies (pick a culture area)
The Impact of Colonization on Indigenous Gender Roles and Sexualities
Two Spirits in modern Pan-Indian culture
Was Anne Boleyn Guilty of Adultery?
The Stonewall Riots of 1969
Second Wave Feminism
Sexuality and the Queen Caroline Affair
Witch Hunts and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe or Colonial America
Masters and Johnson and Human Sexuality
The Pregnancies of Queen Anne of Great Britain
Elizabeth I and the Dialogue of Courtly Love
The Matrimonial Career of Mary, Queen of Scots
The Role of Courtesans in Italian
Midwifery in Early Modern England or Colonial America
Prostitution in Victorian Britain or the American West or GAPE America
Cross-Dressing in Shakespeare’s Comedies
Sexuality in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer
James I of England and His Male Favorites
The Adultery of Queen Catherine Howard of England
The Marquis de Sade and Literary Pornography
The Political influence of the Mistresses of Charles II of Great Britain
John Wilmot, earl of Rochester and Aristocratic Libertinism
The Unconventional Marriage of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Sexuality and Queenly Power in Early Modern Europe
Marriage, Sexuality, and the Modern Civil Rights Movement
The History of Sexuality in Vaudeville and Burlesque
The History of Sexual Education in American Public Schools
The History of Abortion Legislation
The Birth Control Pill and “Women’s Liberation” in the 1960s
Female Orgasm- contextualize?
Pregnancy and Motherhood in the Antebellum South
Sexuality and Disability
Syphilis and Public Health Campaigns
The HIV/AIDS Crisis
Age of Consent Laws
The History of the Modern Eugenics Movement
The History of Compulsory Sterilization
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study?
The History of Boston Marriages
Sexual Expression in the Harlem Renaissance
Sexuality and Nineteenth-Century US Social Reform Movements
The Sexual Revolution narrow focus here? Contextualization?
Sex and College/University Students- narrow focus here?
The Historical Impact of the Kinsey Report
The 1950s Red Scare and Sexuality
Search your topic in these electronic books. Some of the items we may also have in print. Some of the items you can download and other you can email, depending on the type of resource. These resources are limited to UNCP students, faculty, and staff.
Academic articles will not be freely available through a web search. If you find these items doing a web search you will be asked to pay to access them. The library’s web page provides the access point for these academic sources. Primo, the library’s catalog, provides access to articles available in the library; however, the cornerstone of most academic research is peer reviewed (scholarly) journal articles and these may be found more readily through subject specific databases. The databases in the A-Z Database list are listed by title and can be filtered by subject, type, and vender. Use the below databases to find articles on sexuality.
Dissertations and theses maybe used in research, but consult your instructor before using. Dissertations and theses may provide citations to lead you to research articles.
Newspapers may provide opinions and stories about alternative sexualities and public opinions from various times and places.
Mary Livermore Library offers access to a vast number of physical and electronic resources. However, sometimes the library doesn't buy access to that content. Instead we can borrow most books, articles, and occasionally, videos from other libraries. Typically there is no cost associated with an ILL request. If there is a cost, you will be notified and asked if you are willing to pay that cost before the item is ordered.