global book talk: Agnieszka Kościańska: History of Polish Sex Education

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hps.cesee&gender.history global book talk: Agnieszka Kościańska: History of Polish Sex Education

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The virtual platforms HPS.CESEE and Gender History of CESEE are proud to present the global book talk "History of Polish Sex Education". Denisa Nešťáková (Marburg) and Ella Rossman (London) will join with Agnieszka Kościańska (Oxford/Warsaw) to discuss her recently published book "To See a Moose: The History of Polish Sex Education" (New York 2021) [1], in a discussion moderated by Jan Surman (Prague). It is part of a series of open zoom events aiming to foster the discussion of new books and approaches within the history of science and scholarship (broadly understood) in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Wednesday, October 20, 18:00-20:00 Central European Time (CET) / 19:00-21:00 MSK/ 12:00-14:00 EST

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[1] Agnieszka Kościańska: To See a Moose: The History of Polish Sex Education. New York: Berghahn Books 2021.


Agnieszka Kościańska is an associate professor in the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw and, in 2021, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, sexual violence, religion, and racism. She is the author of Zobaczyć łosia (To See a Moose. The History of Polish Sex Education, 2017, English version Berghahn Books, 2021), Płeć przyjemność i przemoc (Gender, Pleasure and Violence: The Construction of Expert Knowledge of Sexuality in Poland 2014; English edition Indiana University Press 2021),

Denisa Nešťáková is a Research Associate at the Herder Institute in Marburg, Germany and a History faculty member at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia . Her work focuses on gender issues relating to Czech and Slovak history. Most recently she has been working as a member in a multinational project “‘Family Planning’ in East Central Europe from the 19th Century until the Authorization of ‘the Pill’”. She most recently edited the book Moc sexu: Sex a sexualita v moderných dejinách Slovenska [The Power of Sex: Sex and Sexuality in the Modern History of Slovakia] (forthcoming in November 2021)

Ella Rossman is a PhD student at SSEES UCL London with a thesis concerned with girlhood in the late Soviet era. She is also a feminist activist and does work to educate the public about women's history, gender history, and history of feminism in Russia and the Soviet Union, among others in the project Antiuniversity which she co-founded in Moscow in 2019. Most recently she published on history of gender history in post-Soviet Russia, gender and Holocaust and sex under Socialism.

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