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Adam Matthew Digital and the Kinsey Institute Announce Publication of Sex & Sexuality Digital Archive

January 22, 2020

Explore the changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender and sexual behaviours in America and beyond, throughout the twentieth century.

 

Adam Matthew Digital is pleased to announce the publication of Sex & Sexuality - a ground-breaking collaboration between the digital publisher and the world-renowned Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. This primary source collection encompasses the breadth of human sexuality and is a vital resource for scholars and students with an interest in the history of human sexuality and gender research.

The Kinsey Institute’s Archives and Special Collections is one of the largest and most important collections in the world for the study of human sexuality. This resource provides unprecedented digital access to the Kinsey’s most important research collections, covering the work of prominent sex researchers such as Dr Harry Benjamin and Dr John Money, as well as the work of the Institute itself during the tenures of its first three Directors: Dr Alfred Kinsey, Dr Paul H. Gebhard and Dr June Reinisch.

“The Kinsey Institute is a world-renowned centre of the research and study of sex and sexuality in all its forms. We’re thrilled to work closely with the team at Kinsey to help bring these fascinating collections to a wider audience of students and researchers around the world.”

Martha Fogg, Publishing Director, Adam Matthew Digital

The digitised collection is further enhanced with unique Handwritten Text Recognition software - making it easier for students and researchers to search and locate the most relevant content by the smallest detail. The AI-driven software is particularly advantageous when unlocking the wealth of information contained within the handwritten letters and notes found in the Dr Alfred Kinsey and Dr Paul Gebhard collections.

“The Kinsey Institute Library collection is a global destination for students and scholars of human sexuality. I’m so pleased this digital project makes it more accessible and available.”

Liana Zhou, Director, Kinsey Institute Library & Special Collections

Further highlights within Sex & Sexuality include excerpts from, and correspondence informing, Dr June Reinisch’s syndicated advice column, The Kinsey Report (1984-1993), which published in newspapers across America, offering an insight into public perspectives on sex and relationships, and research files by sexologist Dr Harry Benjamin providing key insights into his pioneering work on gender dysphoria and transsexualism from 1913 through to the 1990s.

Sex & Sexuality is available now. To find out more, or to arrange a free trial, please contact info@amdigital.co.uk or visit the Adam Matthew website: www.amdigital.co.uk/primary-sources/sex-and-sexuality

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Adam Matthew Digital, an imprint of SAGE Publishing, is an award-winning publisher of digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. Sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, their unique research and teaching collections cover a wide range of subject areas from medieval family life to twentieth century history, literature and culture.

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The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction

Established in 1947, the Kinsey Institute owes its origins to Dr Alfred Kinsey’s 1938 course ‘Marriage and Family’ at Indiana University. Founded as the non-for-profit ‘Institute for Sex Research’, its twin goals were to safeguard research resources and facilitate continued study into human sexual behaviour. Now known as the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, it is the premier research authority on human sexuality and relationships, seeking to foster and promote greater understanding of the most intimate aspects of our lives through research, outreach, education, and historical preservation.

 

 

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