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Notches is a collaborative, international, open-access blog that was established in order to encourage thinking about the history of sexuality in its broadest sense. It is edited by Justin Bengry (McGill/Birkbeck), Gillian Frank (Princeton), Katherine Harvey (Birkbeck), Julia Laite (Birkbeck) and Amy Tooth Murphy (Roehampton). Recognizing the limited provision for engaged writing on the history of sexuality that went beyond the boundaries of particular countries, periods and themes, the editors founded Notches in order to open up a wider conversation about sex and sexuality in the present and in the past.

Latest entries (e.g.):

  • More Than Loving: Race, Sexuality and Public Memory in the Movement for Marriage Equality by Jennifer Dominique Jones
  • The Curious Connections between Marriage Equality and HIV/AIDS by Michael Bronski
  • Queer Terminology: LGBTQ Histories and the Semantics of Sexuality by Claire Hayward
  • Sexual Violence Against Children in the 1960s by Nick Basannavar
  • Lesbian Histories and Futures: A Dispatch From „Gay American History @ 40“ by Rachel Hope Cleves
  • Close Your Eyes and Think of Yorkshire? Working-class Women and Sexuality in Early Twentieth-Century Yorkshire by Claire Martin
  • Continue reading … (Web)

Notches is sponsored by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, and is committed to the centre’s mission of “encouraging the widest possible participation in historical research and debate.” The goal is to create a collaborative and open-access blog that is intellectually rigorous and accessible, historical and timely, political and playful. Read more … (Web)