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Dr Ina Linge

Public engagement

I have used my research to engage with various audiences in a variety of contexts, most frequently in the area of gender and sexual wellbeing and diversity. My public engagement and impact activities are research-led and frequently feed back into my research activities.

Most recently (2018) I have organised a public engagement knowledge exchange workshop with the Rethinking Sexology project, the Sex and History project and the Forschungsstelle Kulturgeschichte der Sexualität at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, as well as NGOs, museums and sex educators. This event, which is part of a series of workshops taking place in Exeter and Berlin, facilitated a knowledge exchange about research-led museum and youth work in the area of gender and sexual health and diversity.

I am also the founder of the AHRC-funded project 'Sex in Six Objects'. The project uses objects from the history of sexuality to talk to young people about gender and sexual health and diversity. You can find out more about the project from the project website where you can also watch our project video. So far, seven (!) 'Sex in Six Objects' workshops have taken place, in collaboration with various researchers from the University of Cambridge, the University of Exeter, Anglia Ruskin and the University of Manchester. Our workshops took place at various locations in Cambridge, including the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, as well as at the Freud Museum in London. The project has been covered in the local and national news.

I was also co-curator and specialist advisor for the art exhibition ‘Naomi Wilzig and Magnus Hirschfeld: Two Collections from the History of Sexuality’, which took place a the Institute of Sexology Research Center at the Humboldt Universität Berlin in May 2015.

I welcome the opportunity to share my research with the general public. I have given a public talk on ‘Literature and Sexuality’ at the Turl Street Arts Festival at Lincoln College, University of Oxford (2016) and have co-organised a workshop on historical gender and sexual diversity for the LGBT+ History Month event in Bristol (2018).

I occassionaly write academic journalism for The King's Review. You can find my interview with Jacqueline Rose and my article on sex education online.

I sometimes blog for Women in German Studies and Living Languages.


Contribution to discipline

I have reviewed articles for Social History of Medicine, the Journal of Gender Studies and Exclamat!on: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

I am  the co-organiser of the Centre for Medical History seminar series.

I am the co-founder and co-organiser of the Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Theory Reading Group, which meets at Byrne House.