Katie Sutton has been awarded ARC Discovery Project funding together with Associate Professor Birgit Lang at the University of Melbourne for the project “Visual Evidence: Transforming Modern Sex Research (1880s-1930s).”
This project aims to generate a new understanding of how photography and film have shaped scientific and medical approaches to sexuality. By illuminating the ways in which scientists have used visual media to conduct research and communicate findings to wider audiences, it seeks to advance global conversations about the changing meanings of gender and sexuality. These debates are of enduring concern in Australia and internationally, and impact upon areas such as healthcare, diversity policy, and quality of life, especially for LGBTIQ individuals. The investigators will share their archival findings by various means including a public exhibition and film screenings.