Humanitas Brew is a new public engagement initiative that aims to engage humanities researchers with the public through presentations at pubs, cafes and restaurants.
The Humanities Brew launch event took place on 17th August at the Molly House in the Gay Village. Sociology researchers Jaime García-Iglesias and Jessica Mancuso presented on timely and thought-provoking topics.
“Being a lesbian in the Village” by Jessica Mancuso 3:10-4:00
In this talk Jess discusses experiences of lesbians in Manchester’s gay village to explore how LGBTQ women negotiate the male-dominated gay scene and the struggles of having only one lesbian bar in the village.
Jess is a Sociology PhD candidate at The University of Manchester and is researching lesbian representation in current LGBTQ social spaces.
“HIV in the age of internet and PrEP” by Jaime García-Iglesias 2:20-3:10
How has the internet changed our relationship to HIV as gay men? How do we negotiate HIV in dating apps? What is the impact of PrEP on gay men’s relationship to the virus? In this talk, Jaime will address these issues to explore how our changing world is modifying our relationship to the virus that marked our history. Using data from his PhD research on sexual fantasies and internet use, he will discuss people’s changing views of HIV and their responses to it.
Jaime is a PhD candidate in Sociology at The University of Manchester, where he is currently researching sexual fantasies, internet use and HIV prevention using bugchasers as case study. He is one of the few scholars in the world to have addressed this practice to develop more effective sexual health approaches.
For more information about our Public Engagement Programme and other initiatives visit our website.
If you would like to participate in this initiative contact Hellen Parra Flórez (firstname.lastname@example.org)