Hermaphrodite Priests and Female Sodomites: Problematising Sex and Gender in Later Medieval Europe

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The constructions of gender and sexuality across later medieval Europe often differed from our own understandings, but differed also even between cultural regions or levels of society. By focusing in particular on a small number of case studies, the lecture seeks to offer some illumination, but also to stimulate debate. We encounter on our way cross-dressers from London and Nuremberg and randy clerics from Nottingham and Luebeck.

Dr. Peter Jeremy Piers (PJP) Goldberg joins us as our guest speaker for the first event in the 2019 – 2020 Medieval Studies Lecture Series. The lecture series highlights the over-five-decade history of Medieval Studies on our campus. It promotes communication, encourages collaboration, and enhances the interdisciplinary heart of Medieval Studies.

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Peter Jeremy Piers (PJP) Goldberg

Dr. Peter Jeremy Piers (PJP) Goldberg is a Reader in the Department of History and a member of the Medieval Urban Household Research Project. A native of Hull, he has been passionate about the Middle Ages since childhood. He joined the department in 1988 having previously been a research fellow at Clare College, Cambridge and before that a temporary lecturer at the University of Keele. His research focuses upon later medieval English social and cultural history; women’s and gender history.

Date/Time: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: 
St. Jerome's University, SJ2, Room 1002
Notes: 
Enjoy cheese and pastries, relaxed conversation, and a discussion of medieval gender and sexuality. The lecture follows the reception.
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Please register in advance for this free event. 

Sponsored by: 

St. Jerome's University Library

University of Waterloo