Jeffrey Weeks is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University. He is the author of over 20 books and more than 100 articles and papers, chiefly on the history and social organisation of sexuality, family and intimate life. His books include Coming Out (1977), Sex, Politics and Society (1981, 3rd edition 2012), Sexuality and Its Discontents (1985), Invented Moralities (1995), Making Sexual History (2000), The World We Have Won (2007), Sexuality (3rd edition 2009) and The Languages of Sexuality (April 2011). He has been an editor of History Workshop Journal and on the editorial boards of, among others, Victorian Studies, Gender and History, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Journal of Homosexuality and Sexualities.
‘Meet the Historian’ events are an opportunity to hear at first hand from noted historians how and why they became historians in the first place, their thoughts on research and the discipline generally, and about their latest work. There will be the chance to ask questions and enter into discussion, and to join the speaker for drinks after the talk.