Writing for the Public

I have written extensively for the public about my research. I was a founding editor of JHIBlog, the highly successful blog of the Journal of the History of Ideas, where I wrote widely about, among other things, historiography and the relation of intellectual history to politics and current affairs. More recently, I have written several short essays for online publications which seek to break down divides between academic and popular writing, including work which connects my research to film and television.

I am always happy to respond to media inquiries about the history of gender and sexuality and higher education in Britain and their relation to the present.

Here are some of my clips:

In Plain Sight” [review of Rachel Hope Cleves’s Unspeakable: A Life Beyond Sexual Morality], History Today, April 2021

Can We Talk About Sex? Please? A review of Jennifer Hirsch’s and Shamus Khan’s ‘Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus’,” Public Seminar, September 10, 2020

What’s Missing in Naomi Wolf’s ‘Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love’,” Public Seminar, June 25, 2019 (mentioned in the New York Times on July 9, 2019)

‘Never in the Presence of Any Woman’: Male Homoeroticism and Elite Education,” History Workshop Online, January 21, 2019

The 1970s Gay Sex Scandal That Enthralled Britons Is Back” [on the Jeremy Thorpe scandal and A Very English Scandal (BBC)], Public Seminar, June 26, 2018

Dare to Speak its Name: Pederasty in the Classical Tropes of ‘Call Me By Your Name’,” Eidolon, February 2018

I am also active on Twitter, where you can follow me @echomikeromeo.