The Transitional States Events

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The Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science programme includes a range of public discussions in each city the exhibition visits; Lincoln and London in the UK; Barcelona in Spain; and Bologna in Italy.


Each location will host three free public discussions, where a panel containing specialists from a range of disciplines, including artists, authors, feminist activists, historians, legal experts, LGBT activists, medical professionals, philosophers, and sociologists will explore a variety of topics such as hormone uses and transsexuality, non-binary genders, and intersexuality; hormones and women’s health, birth control, fertility, menopause; hormones, the pharmaceutical industry and sexuality.


Confirmed speakers for these discussions include:

– Dr Hera Cook (University of Otago, New Zealand), historian of sexuality and modern history.

– Dr Alex Dymock (Royal Holloway University of London, UK), researcher in socio-legal studies and cultural criminology.

– Fox Fisher, artist, film-maker and trans activist.

– Dr David A. Griffiths (University of Surrey, UK), historian of medicine.

– Dr Alana Harris (King’s College London, UK) historian of sexuality and modern British history.

– Sarah Homewood (artist).

– Dr Ericka Johnson (Linköping University, Sweden), medical sociologist.

– Paris Lees, writer and broadcaster.

– Owl (Ugla Stefanía), non-binary trans activist, co-creator for My Genderation and Advisor for All About Trans.

– Dr Christina Richards, applied psychologist specialising in sexuality and gender.

– Prof. Celia Roberts (Lancaster University, UK), sociologist and Professor of Gender and Science Studies.

– Rebecca Root, actress, comedian, and star of the hit BBC series, Boy Meets Girl.

– Holly Slingsby (artist).

– Valentino Vecchietti, intersex rights activist, independent academic and author.

– Dr Janet Weston (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK), historian of medicine and sexuality.

– Prof. Stephen Whittle (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), transgender activist and Professor of Equalities Law.

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