Law & Sexuality – Feb. 13, 2019

Poster design by Zeynep Ecem Pulas

During the last semester we offered the seminar “Law and Sexuality in a global context in the 19th and 20th century”. Instead of seminar presentations the students had the opportunity to be part of a student conference or to write an entry for this blog.
On February 13th 2019, we want to invite you to join the conference. It will take place at the Seminarzentrum of the Freie Universität Berlin. The blog entries will be published during the upcoming weeks.

Have a look in to the program of the conference here: 

Venue: Seminarzentrum, Otto-von-Simson-Straße 26
Room: L 115 and L113

 Welcome and Introduction
(Maria Ganten, Adrian Lehne, Veronika Springmann)

10.15 – 11.45
1. Morality and Law
Moderation: Julie Zettlitz

Darius Elahi
Verbrechen wider die Sittlichkeit – ‚Sittlichkeit‘ as a legal tool to enforce a conservative understanding of Sexuality

Brier Field
Magnus Hirschfeld vs. § 175:
Blackmail and Innate Homosexuality

Zeynep Pulas
Islamist policies, women’s organization
and patriachal morality

Gustav Joncus
What can Operation Spanner tells us
about sexual citizenship

Lunch (12.15-13.45)

2. Discipline, Regulation and Control

Moderation: Anne-Marie Harrison

Marjory Ruiz
Policing Prostitution

Jeein Shin
Prostitution and Economic Revival

Molly Ludlam-Steinke
“Unruly Girls”: discipline and opportunity aboard penal transportations

15.15 – 16.45
3. Sexual Encounters, Marriage, Family planning, Law and Gender
Moderation: Xin Yi

Michael Griff
“An imperial race”. Rhetoric of birth control in Germany and England

Lisa Hell
Sex, Marriage & Occupation: what laws form relationships?

Charlene Boldt
Female Emancipation in the GDR 

David Bell
“The ties that bind”. Cousin Marriage in the Greek diaspora community in Great Britain, 19th century

17.00 – 18.30 (Room L 113)
4. (Post)imperial Sexualities

Moderation: Marisa Suarez

Nagihan Mutlu
Sexuality in the Ottoman Empire between the 16th-18th Century

Amélie Barsalou
Changing Soviet Sexual Morality, 1920s

Joel Hide
Regulating Morality in Apartheid South Africa

Queer crackdown: Biopolitics and Governmentality in Egypt



Cite this blog post
hsl (2019, February 7). Law & Sexuality – Feb. 13, 2019. History | Sexuality | Law. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from

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