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Sydney Sawyer Seminar: Sexuality in the South Seas
Ever since the first visits by European explorers, the sexual mores of the South Seas have fascinated, attracted and appalled foreigners.
From seamen who believed that they had found a sexual paradise and missionaries who endeavoured to stamp out vice, through to the research of Malinowski and Mead, and on to the imagery of contemporary tourist brochures advertising the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the South Pacific has been a laboratory for the investigation of sexual behaviours, the projection of foreign fantasies and the metamorphosis of sexual cultures. This interdisciplinary session will examine the history and historiography of sexuality in Oceania and Australasia in the period of culture contact and after.
When: Friday 19 March 2010, 1 - 5pm
Where: Holme & Sutherland Rooms, Holme Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney
RSVP: Katherine Anderson / (02) 9036 5347 by 15 March.
Further Information: Visit the website for information regarding the Mellon Sawyer Seminar series: www.arts.usyd.edu.au/sophi/news_events/sawyer_seminar_series.shtml