Detail from Hogarth’s The March of the Guards
Hearing Hogarth 3: Boxing & Prostitution

Hearing Hogarth 3: Boxing & Prostitution

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
21 Jul 2019
  • Talks
Through Hogarth’s painting, discover what masculinity and femininity meant in Georgian society.

14.00 | Free with museum admission

The third in our series of paired talks, a format designed to reflect the duality at the heart of Hogarth’s masterpiece, The March of the Guards to Finchley.

Explore contrasting representations of masculinity and femininity in Hogarth’s painting: the boxing ring and the brothel. Find out about boxing and other expressions of Georgian ‘manliness’ from Professor Joanne Begiato and Dr Kate Lister, and explore the history and experience of prostitution in the eighteenth century.

Professor Joanne Begiato is Head of the School of History, Philosophy and Culture at Oxford Brookes University. She is a specialist in the history of emotions, the family, marriage, masculinities, material culture, and law from 1700-1900.

Dr Kate Lister is a lecturer in the School of Arts and Communication at Leeds Trinity University. She primarily researches the literary history of sex work and curates the online research project, Whores of Yore, an interdisciplinary digital archive for the study of historical sexuality, and has also published in the medical humanities, material culture, Victorian studies and Neo-Medievalism. She regularly writes about the history of sexuality for inews, Vice, and the Wellcome Trust.