Annette Timm, editor of the Journal of the History of Sexuality and Associate Professor and Chair of the Honours Program, Department of History, University of Calgary, gives the Kinsey Centennial Symposium keynote talk.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey’s graduation from Bowdoin College, the symposium at Bowdoin that followed Timm’s talk examined the legacy of the renowned sexual scientist, as well as the formative influence that European sexologists had on Kinsey’s work. The symposium drew together an interdisciplinary group of scholars — historians of sexuality, political scientists, literary scholars, and researchers in gender & sexuality studies — to discuss the ideas and forces that shaped Kinsey’s work and the impact that Kinsey’s studies of human sexuality had on the ways we think and talk about sex, both in the United States and abroad.