Conference in Honor of Thomas Laqueur

Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History
Photo of Thomas Laqueur
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 to Sunday, Sep 6, 2015
Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor, Barrows Hall
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United States

A pioneer of the new cultural history, Thomas Laqueur is a historian who has set intellectual landmarks across a number of fields.  His work on the body and gender, on death and dying, and on sex has mapped out a provocative, often counter-intuitive, set of arguments that have opened up new subjects for study.  His books include The Work of the Dead (Princeton, 2015), Solitary Sex (Zone, 2003), Making Sex (Harvard, 1990), and Religion and Respectability (Yale, 1976). 

Thomas Laqueur is also a former director of the Townsend Center and founding editor of Representations. Please join students, friends and colleagues as they gather for this two-day event to celebrate Thomas Laqueur and his contributions to the University and his fields of study.

Presented in collaboration with the Department of History.